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Packers selected Miami (OH) CB Quinten Rollins with the No. 62 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Rollins (5'11/195) was a star guard on the Redhawks' basketball team before taking up football as a senior and earning MAC Defensive Player of the Year with seven INTs and four tackles for loss. He ran 4.57 with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump at the Combine. Although he isn't a special athlete for an NFL corner, Rollins has rare foot quickness and change-of-direction skills, and shows the ability to win in press-man coverage. Rollins profiles as a potential No. 2 corner in the NFL and has traits that would fit nicely in the slot. The Packers lost Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency.
May 1 - 9:29 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis "can envision [Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins] quickly earning star status" in the NFL.

Davis put Rollins on his list of five rookies who could make the Pro Bowl, a stunning proclamation for a player who played only one year of college football as a former basketball player. "It would be one of the season's great surprises to see him go straight to the Pro Bowl, and he has the ball skills to come in and make a big impact right off the bat," Davis wrote. "Rollins is most likely a second-round pick ... With the right team, he could start racking up takeaways. What if he goes down the same path as Jairus Byrd, a second-round pick in 2009 who was not just a Pro Bowler, but an All-Pro after making nine picks as a rookie? The team that picks Rollins will have a plan to feature him from Day 1." The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins ran the 40 in 4.57 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 26 - 8:48 PM

Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins is scheduled to visit the Falcons next week, according to Rand Getlin.

Expect Rollins to be evaluated and/or drafted as a free safety or cornerback. The one year collegiate football player shows an innate feel for movement, timing and playing the ball in the air. However, he tested like a below average athlete. The Falcons are in search of a free safety across from William Moore.
Apr 19 - 11:35 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins as the No. 7 CB in the class.

"Rare start-stop-start suddeness. His ability to change gears instantly gives him a chance to develop into a talented cover cornerback," Zierlein wrote. "With more work on technique and overall discipline, Rollins has the physical tools to become a very good NFL starter." Zierlein compares Rollins to Perrish Cox. The prospect will soon work out for or visit the Cowboys, Browns, Lions and Panthers. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins ran the 40 in 4.57 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 1:24 AM

Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins will workout for or visit the Cowboys, Browns, Lions and Panthers, according to Rand Getlin.

These teams could target the inexperienced defensive back in the second-round. Rollins only played one year of collegiate football and displayed great movement skills to stick with receivers and ball skills to win at the catch point. He could see a shift to free safety in the NFL.
Mar 29 - 10:03 AM

Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins "is still early in the learning curve overall and must improve his technique backpedaling and knowing when to flip and run," writes NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

That said, the analyst is very impressed with Rollins' work, writing that the prospect "shows instincts, awareness and reaction worthy of a four-year football letterman." Rollins recently went through workouts with the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts. "I just have a knack for the ball -- a natural knack for the ball," Rollins, a former basketball player, said. "I've always had that since I was a kid. Love getting steals, love getting interceptions. I was fortunate enough to be an offensive player in high school so that's where I get my ball skills from. It all translates." Concluded Cooney: "Rollins has the ability, but will need time and tutoring."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins' "best football is still ahead of him," postulates NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

As you know, Rollins played only one season of college football after spending the early part of his collegiate sporting career on the hardwood. "There's reason to think he has plenty of potential to improve as he continues to learn the game," Davis wrote. "He played corner in college and could stay at that spot in the NFL, but I think he's best suited to play safety in the NFL, given his speed (he ran the 40 in 4.57 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine). His ball skills could really shine at safety, where he's able to keep the game in front of him instead of having to turn around to find the ball as a corner." Rollins recently went through workouts with the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 25 - 12:41 AM

Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins had workouts with the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

With only one year of college football under his belt, the former four-year basketball starter recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss for the Redhawks. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins has raw talent for the position and shows a ton of physicality in the run game. Rollins stock is heating up at the moment and he could be solid option in the second round of the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 2:40 PM

NFL Media believes Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins could be an intriguing option for the Patriots in Round 2.

"Belichick would have to love helping mold a former college basketball player, but Rollins has some solid film during his one year of football and turned himself into a legitimate Day 2 prospect," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "He's got great quickness and is surprisingly physical, two traits the Patriots are looking for at corner." It's far from certain that Rollins will be available in the second round, much less at the end of it, but it's hard to say without bugging various NFL meeting rooms.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 11 - 3:52 PM

ESPN.com's Kevin Weidl notes that Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins "is still a bit raw and lacks ideal top-end speed" but "he is an agile athlete who has playmaking capabilities and holds up extremely well defending the run."

NFL Media's Mike Mayock echoed the same recently, saying that the 40-yard dash will be huge to scouts' evaluations of Rollins. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a four-year basketball starter prior to switching to the gridiron in 2014. He recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups to win MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. We think a good winter is going to push Rollins into Round 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agrees.
Feb 15 - 5:23 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes the forty yard dash will be a large portion of scouts' evaluation of Miami (OH) DB Quinten Rollins.

"It'll be a whole different evaluation for this kid, as a corner or a free safety, all based on what he runs the forty yard dash in," Mayock said. The draft evaluator does praise Rollins' ball skills and quickness to disrupt routes. We will continue to say it in relation to prospects' Combine performances, but rather than focus on a singular score look at the web of results.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 14 - 12:42 PM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins could be projected to safety if his combine speed numbers disappoint, opines NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Scouts want to see that he has enough top-end speed to be a cornerback because if he doesn't, they might start to project him to safety, which could impact his draft standing a bit," Zierlein wrote. "If he runs well, which would be a sub-4.5 40, it's going to solidify his draft positioning." The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a four-year basketball starter prior to switching to the gridiron in 2014. He recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups to win MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 8 - 1:59 AM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins boasts "good instincts and overlaps to make plays beyond his territory," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Rollins recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups in his first collegiate season on the gridiron, winning MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a four-year basketball starter prior to switching sports. "Seamless transition to football field as a cornerback," Zierlein wrote. "Has point guard's foot quickness and hip fluidity. Good leaper. Attacks the ball and receiver at high point." We think a good winter is going to push Rollins into Round 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agrees.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 9:22 PM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins checks in as the No. 23 rated overall prospect on the board of CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Several analysts have suggested that Rollins' upside might push him into the first round, but Brugler is the highest on his current value that we've seen. "From basketball career to MAC Defensive Player of the Year at corner, Rollins is a natural in coverage with the physical skill-set and developing instincts to match up with NFL receivers," Brugler wrote. Rollins recorded 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups in his first collegiate season on the gridiron. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a four-year basketball starter prior to switching sports.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 1 - 4:50 PM

The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski believes "few prospects carry as much risk or reward" as Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins.

Prior to 2014, the 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a starting guard for the Redhawk basketball team. In his first season on the college gridiron, Rollins had 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups, winning MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. "Though Rollins admits he has a great deal to learn about the position, he still impressed coaches with his physicality and instincts in Mobile," Rybaltowski wrote. "Late in the third quarter, Rollins made a sprawling interception on a deep pass intended for Central Arkansas wide receiver Dezmin Lewis."
Jan 27 - 5:41 PM


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