Gregory Rousseau: What You Need To Know After Opt Out

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Miami Hurricanes EDGE Gregory Rousseau is choosing to opt out of the 2020 college football season. He has since signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Rousseau is the fourth big-name college football player to opt out of the upcoming season—Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley opted out on July 29, Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman opted out on August 4, and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons opted out on August 6.

Rousseau had 15.5 sacks and 54 total tackles in 13 games for the Hurricanes last season. He recently came in at No. 7 on the TDN Top 100 big board.

Here are some excerpts from his scouting report. You can read the full report here.

PROS: Exceptional length and he knows how to use it. Does a terrific job playing with extension, keeping his pads clean and positioning himself to disengage from blocks to finish. So many of his level plays are him doing just that while taking advantage of his massive tackle radius to get the quarterback/ball carrier down. Hand placement, extension and length helps keep his pads clean and you rarely see blockers working into his frame. 

CONS: Finds most of his production on account of physical traits and he’s still developing technically which is completely understandable given he’s entering his redshirt sophomore year. Has a tendency to play through blocks by using his length but his game will go to the next level and he develops more counters, swipes and proficiency stringing together pass rush moves. 

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