The NFL Draft wrapped up on Saturday without a single Wildcat being drafted, but there was plenty of NFL interest to go around for Villanova’s top NFL prospects.
Rob Rolle was announced as the first to make the jump for the NFL, signing on with the Miami Dolphins.
Signed! @quaddyrolleIV is headed to @MiamiDolphins! #TapTheRock | #ProCats | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/RWVFkFZv9o— Villanova Football (@NovaFootball) April 28, 2019
His big play-making ability could not be denied, as Rolle has had no shortage of highlights throughout his time on the Main Line. Rolle is a ballhawk, showing off his great defensive instincts as a member of the Wildcat secondary. When he gets his hands on the ball, you can expect a big return or even a defensive touchdown. He has set a couple of school records, including the longest interception-return touchdown, and led the FCS in interceptions during his junior season—feats that helped place him on the national radar.
While a season-ending injury derailed his true-senior year, Rolle bounced back and continued to be a game-changer on defense. This past season, his redshirt senior year, Rolle racked up 53 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Now, he’ll be a member of the Dolphins and receive a chance to prove himself in trying to make the next level.