PFF scouting report: Chase Roullier, C/G, Wyomng
Name: Chase Roullier
Position fit: Center/guard
Stats to know: Surrendered six pressures as a guard in 2015 and eight pressures as a center in 2016.
What he does best:
- Strong arms and is great at pressing defenders off and the direction he wants.
- Great at generating movement upon contact. Creates unexpected movement often as the center in Wyoming’s power attack.
- Good at working low to high with his upper body in blocks.
- Consistently solid on film, doesn’t lose blocks often.
- Versatile in position and scheme fit.
- Had a run-blocking percentage of 91.6 percent as a center in 2016, seventh-best in the draft class.
- Did a fine job as a pulling guard in Wyoming’s power-heavy scheme in 2015.
- Can find defenders when on the move.
- Has shown the ability to make difficult reach blocks in zone schemes.
- Graded well the past two seasons at both guard and center.
- Not overly athletic, especially in his lower body.
- Did not face top end talent in the Mountain West.
- Does not have the best footwork in pass protection and can get out of position.
- Lot of back blocks at center in Wyoming’s power scheme (low level of difficulty in some of his blocks).
- Lacks some quickness in space on pull blocks and screens.
Bottom line: Roullier makes blocking look easy at times and can be a dominant in-line blocker. Generates movement as good as any lineman in the draft and has the versatility to play guard and center. Pass protection and overall athleticism could be an issue for Roullier but his ability to consistently win blocks outweighs any concerns over either weakness. Roullier has the ability to steer defensive lineman in a way rarely seen and his solid grades the last two seasons show his productivity. Roullier has the tools necessary to start at center or guard in the NFL and has the skill set to have a solid future in the NFL.