BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-American and All-Conference honors last season after career-high numbers of 59.6%/3322/32/16. Junior-year totals included 2250 yards after 2302 yards as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Big, strong pocket-passer with a powerful arm. Zips the outs, puts air under deep throws, and drives the long ball. Stands in against the rush and strong enough to get the ball off with defenders draped on him. Throws tight spirals and passes have terrific velocity, immediately getting to the intended target.
NEGATIVES: Puts passes up for grabs and forces the ball into coverage. Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun. Immobile and cannot escape the rush.
ANALYSIS: Roach possesses the size and arm strength to play at the next level, yet he.s unrefined in the details of his position. Must improve his poise, decision-making, and accuracy to have any chance of making a roster. Offers enough enticing physical skills to get consideration for a practice squad.