BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 62/4/2 in eight games as a senior before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Junior totals included 77 tackles after a career-high 83 tackles as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Explosive linebacker who plays heads-up football. Displays outstanding range on the field, makes plays sideline-to-sideline and quickly closes to the action. Gets depth on drops, nicely redirects to the action and displays good hands for the pick.
NEGATIVES: More of a chase-and-rundown linebacker rather than a defender who forces the action. Set back with a lot of injury problems in college.
ANALYSIS: An intelligent prospect who plays fast, Roach has plenty of upside if he remains healthy.