Eagles Working Out Ohio State LBs

Posted: March 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

The Eagles had private workouts with a pair of Senior LBs from Ohio State. Ross Homan played OLB for the Buckeyes. He was 6’0, 229 for most of his career and at the Senior Bowl. He bulked up to 240 pounds for the Combine, but still looked athletic. That has him on the rise. Homan had a great Junior season (108 total tackles, 5 INTs, 2 sacks, 1 FF, 5 Passes Defensed).

His numbers fell off in 2010, but he is still a quality mid-round prospect. Homan could play MLB or WLB.

Brian Rolle is the other LB the Eagles worked out. He is smaller at 5’9, 225. Don’t let the size fool you. Rolle played MLB the last 2 years and is a quality football player.  He is tough and physical.  He will attack blockers.  Rolle gets through trash well and made a lot of plays.  He has outstanding closing speed.  He might remind you of Georgia LB Rennie Curran, another undersized player who was highly productive.  Interestingly, Curran was drafted by the Titans in the 3rd round last year.

Rolle had 18.5 TFLs, 3 INTs, and a FF over the last 2 years.  He is a solid playmaker for a MLB.  He has good instincts (think opposite of Ernie Sims).  Rolle played in the E-W Shrine Game this year.  He does have long arms so that helps keep blockers from getting to his body.  He is a mid-to-late round target.

One Comment on “Eagles Working Out Ohio State LBs”

  1. 1 Frank said at 11:01 PM on March 19th, 2011:

    “He has good instincts (think opposite of Ernie Sims)”
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