Biography: "Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior campaigns. Played in just two games as a senior, posting seven tackles. Missed most of the first two months of the season with a back injury that required surgery. He returned but then tore a ligament in his right knee to end his season. Was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a junior after putting up 43/11.5/8. Sophomore totals included 51/15.5/7.5."
Positives: "Athletic defensive end once considered a first round prospect but now struggling to regain form after several injuries. Breaks down well, plays with leverage, and is fluid moving in every direction of the field. Keeps his feet off blocks, displays both strength and power, knocking linemen off the ball and pushing them into the pocket. Quickly gets his hands up, violently jolts opponents with good punch, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Fluid making plays down the line of scrimmage or into the backfield."
Negatives: Lacks great first-step quickness. Average closing burst to the action. Not a very sudden player.
Analysis: "Entering the year Romeus was considered a first round talent after being a disruptive force for three years. Back and knee injuries have changed that thinking altogether, and several medical red flags will now be raised. Likely a late-round pick, Romeus must show he can get back to prior playing form and that the injuries sustained have taken little away from his game."
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