As the NFL Draft creeps into the last two rounds, the prospects often come from lower profile schools and locations. So when the Redskins drafted center Chase Roullier from Wyoming, he fits that mold.
What stands out though is Washington moved up in the draft to select Roullier. That tells the league this was not just throwing a dart at the board, but rather a strategic move to acquire a player they specifically wanted. For that, fans should be encouraged.
Here are a few more reasons:
- Versatile - Roullier played guard for his first three seasons in Wyoming before switching to center his senior year. That versatility is a bonus for the Redskins. Think about Washington's offensive line: Center Spencer Long played guard in college at Nebraska. Right guard Brandon Scherff played tackle in college at Iowa. On the O-line, it's an asset when a player can man multiple positions.
- Run tough - Over the last two seasons, Wyoming RB Brian Hill has run for more than 3,400 yards. His gaudy yardage totals led to his being drafted in the 5th round by the Atlanta Falcons. Roullier was a big part of that.
- Savage - Roullier is from Savage, Minnesota. Case closed.
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