BIO: Full-time starter the past two years. Second-team All-Conference choice as a senior.
POSITIVES: Consistent, small-area blocker with marginal size. Explodes off the snap and jolts defenders at the point. Works hard throughout the action and gets leverage on opponents. Effective with the shotgun snap. Quarterbacks the offensive line.
NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment, balance and strength. Rarely opens holes or finishes blocks.
ANALYSIS: Highly competitive and a hard worker, Roper is practice-squad material with backup potential at guard or center.