Gregory Rousseau probably gets ignored if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.
Former Miami Hurricanes standout Gregory Rousseau has gone from being overrated as a top-ten prospect to being underrated after he only tested like a ‘good, but not great’ edge defender at his Pro Day. There are two problems with Rousseau that work against him. First of all, he didn’t play in the SEC.
As superficial as that sounds, Jon Robinson seems to understand that the best players in the NFL generally come from the most talented conference in college football. Over the last three years he’s spent all of his first-round picks on SEC talent. He’s also gone with SEC prospects with two of three of his second-round selections.
The one outlier in this is theory is Harold Landry, which brings us to what will likely be Jon Robinson’s second problem with Mr. Rousseau. He hasn’t had sustained production. In his first draft class, Robinson spent a second-round pick on Kevin Dodd who was a one-year wonder. Unfortunately, the Titans got almost nothing from him.
He corrected that mistake by drafting Harold Landry two years later. He averaged 1.45 TFLs and 0.78 sacks per game over his three years as a starter with the Boston College Eagles. Both of those rates of success were phenomenal over an extended period of time, and that’s probably why Robinson chose him as opposed to going with yet another SEC guy.