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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

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said of Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins: "For a guy who has no clue what he’s doing, I couldn’t believe the level of play he performed at this year."

"I’m totally intrigued," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. "He’s got great ball skills." The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014. He won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed and 72 tackles. "I’m a clean slate," Rollins said. "I’m open to learning…. I got a lot to learn. Once I learnt that, the sky’s the limit. In college, I really didn’t have a system. I can come in and be open to the new skills they’re going to teach me and go from there." The New York Daily News believes Rollins could be a fit for the Jets. "He is so raw that you’re teaching him your way," Mayock said. "The only concern I have is I don’t know how fast he is. I think he’s really quick, but I don’t know how fast he is. I think an important number for him is going to be his 40(-yard dash) at the Combine."
Jan 27 - 12:26 AM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins was the "most impressive corner throughout the week of practice," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"The most impressive corner throughout the week of practice, Rollins carried it over into the game. His interception with 19 seconds remaining in the third quarter may have been the game's most impressive catch, as he tracked the ball directly over his head and leapt to haul it in, Rang wrote. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014 and promptly won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions. We think a good winter is going to push Rollins into Round 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agrees.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 3:19 PM

Scout's Inc. called Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins "one of the most intriguing prospects" at the Senior Bowl.

"Our only concern with him is his top-end speed, and he was beat by Crowder in one-on-one drills Tuesday and didn't show the recovery speed we were looking for," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "If he isn't fast enough to play corner in the NFL, he could transition to safety. The good news is he's solid in run support." The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014 and promptly won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions. We think a good winter is going to push Rollins into Round 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agrees.
Jan 24 - 12:35 PM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins is "still understandably unpolished on the football field," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Miami (Ohio) cornerback Quinten Rollins entered the week with plenty of buzz, but Tuesday's practice showed that while talented, he's still understandably unpolished on the football field," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins only has one year of college experience under his belt, as he was a four-year basketball starter, that transitioned to football in 2014 and promptly won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions. Brugler notes that during one-on-one drills at the Senior Bowl, Rollins "played with confidence and never backed down, showing athleticism, aggressiveness and the raw ability that could make him the top senior defensive back drafted."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 21 - 2:42 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins "could lock down a spot on Day 2" with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl.

McShay's colleague Kevin Weidl also recently wrote that Rollins could "sneak into the second-round mix," but we aren't so sure that the Scout Inc. boys aren't giving Rollins enough credit. We think a good winter is going to push Rollins into Round 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agrees. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014 and promptly won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions. Rollins wasn't a bum on the court, either: He's one of 15 players in MAC history with more than 200 career steals.
Jan 20 - 8:27 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins is a possible first-round pick.

Given Rollins' ridiculous upside, it's hard to quibble with the opinion. The 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins, a four-year basketball starter, transitioned to football in 2014 and promptly won MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with seven interceptions, perhaps the most underplayed storyline of the season. "A possible first round pick, there is money to be made for Rollins at the Senior Bowl," Brugler wrote. Josh Norris also believes Rollins is "a potential first-round pick" based on his "aggressive ball skills" and "cross-sport movements skills."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 20 - 1:17 AM

Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins "sneak into the second-round mix, whether as a cornerback or safety," according to ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

Prior to 2014, the 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a starting guard for the Redhawk basketball team. Rollins had 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups this season. "Scouts have taken notice of Rollins (6-0, 205) for his physical demeanor and natural playmaking instincts," Weidl wrote. "While there are still some concerns with Rollins' top-end speed, if he's able to turn in a strong performance at the Senior Bowl and test well at the combine in February, don't be surprised to see him sneak into the second-round mix, whether as a cornerback or safety."
Jan 14 - 12:26 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that Miami (Ohio) senior CB Quinten Rollins is an "explosive athlete with natural playmaking instincts and ball skills."

"Count me in as a fan," Weidl wrote. Rollins won the MAC defensive player of the year award in his first season of collegiate football. Prior to 2014, the 6-foot, 203-pound Rollins was a starting guard for the Redhawk basketball team. "Also like Rollins aggression and physicality versus the run," Weidl wrote. "Hard edge setter and one of the better tacklers at the position I've studied this fall." The analyst also praised Rollins' basketball-heavy skill set. "Can you tell Rollins was a former hooper?" he wrote. "Big time hops. Natural hand-eye. Attacks and high points on the reg." Rollins had 72 tackles, seven interceptions, 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups this season. Weidl notes that he has to "clean up [his] technique" but that Rollins "has the traits to develop with coaching and experience."
Jan 3 - 7:14 PM

Miami (OH) senior QB Andrew Hendrix accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Hendrix won't get drafted, but he's coming off a decent season. The Notre Dame transfer, a former top recruit, threw for 3,062 yards and 22 touchdowns, and also rushed for 569 yards and five touchdowns. His presence helped Miami more than doubled its point per game scoring average (to 22.5). Hendrix was named one of the school’s Most Valuable Players.
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