BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who posted 57/1/2 as a senior after career-best numbers of 77/4/5 the prior season.
POSITIVES: Athletic strong-safety prospect with terrific size/speed numbers. Fierce defending the run, has a burst of closing speed and aggressively takes on ball carriers. Shows range in centerfield, plays with good explosion and a large degree of suddenness.
NEGATIVES: Played poorly as a senior. Did not show a decisive move to the throw, was late arriving on the scene in coverage and generally got caught out of position. Inefficient, and does not take the best angles to the action.
ANALYSIS: After a breakout junior campaign, much was expected from Rouse last season. Played well at the Senior Bowl, and offers the tools to be used as a strong safety in the NFL, yet must quickly get his game back on track.