Myron Rolle winds up in Tennessee

After months of debate regarding Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle’s draft stock, the Tennessee Titans selected the Florida State safety with the last pick of the sixth round Saturday.

Many have suggested Rolle’s intelligence and outside interests worked against him.  That may have been a factor on some boards, but we’re pretty sure questions about Rolle’s speed and coverage ability were more important.

If Rolle was a first-round talent, he would have been taken in the first round.  Plenty of well known players coming off impressive seasons like Jonathan Dwyer, Dan LeFevour, Tony Pike, and Anthony Dixon fell to the sixth round.  It happens.

The important part is what you do once you make it into the league. 

We wish Rolle all the best in making 31 teams look silly, because he could be great for the NFL.

14 responses to “Myron Rolle winds up in Tennessee

  1. I was waiting for something on this to be posted… I was hoping he would drop to the Lions in teh 7th. Guy will do better than teams expect. I’m not saying he will be a pro bowler, but a solid starter.

  2. one pick in 3 seasons!?,i think too much is made of him being a smart, good character guy,and not enough about him not being a playmaker[in a playmakers position],oh well,good thing they drafted that johnson kid in like the 5th or 6th,maybe rolle can be a doc sooner than later,maybe president

  3. he got drafted in the 6th cause he’s slow and can’t cover not because he’s Rhodes Scholar unless his a$$ was reading books in the secondary while people were running by him….

  4. ……Thank the lord he didn’t end up in PittsTURD………Imagine a rhodes scholar in Pitts TURD……The world would have fallen off it’s axis………….

  5. If you watch Rolle play football you would recommend he stay in school. If you listen to him talk, you suggest he try to make a career in football. That is my impression of the guy. At least Tebow’s earnestness seems genuine.

  6. “If you watch Rolle play football you would recommend he stay in school. If you listen to him talk, you suggest he try to make a career in football. That is my impression of the guy. At least Tebow’s earnestness seems genuine.”
    If you asked Myron Rolle what he thought of you, he would tell you to get your slovenly ass back into the kitchen and get him his fries already. Sounds to me like you’re just a little salty that he uses big words you weren’t taught in Montessori.

  7. Myron Rolle’s name will be synonymous with Archibald “Moonlight” Graham from Field of Dreams!!
    Remember the line “…Now if I had only gotten to be a doctor for 5 minutes, that would have been a tragedy”!
    Everybody always says to prepare for life after football. He has done that! Job well done! He should be admired for that!

  8. I fail to see why so many get mad at the NFL for asking these questions.
    Rolle has said he wouldn’t mind quitting the NFL so he could do something else.
    That is in fact a red flag about whether he would stick to the NFL if things got tough
    When paying people millions, seeing where their heart is…IS VERY IMPORTANT

  9. Yep, clowns on this site trash people like Rolle and Tebow and live the exact opposite life. Must be hell to be black.

  10. As much as I despise FSU and all Seminoles, I’m rooting for this guy.
    Whether it’s in the NFL or not, he will be a success in life. Which is more than I can say for many people…

  11. “If you listen to him talk, you suggest he try to make a career in football.”
    Interesting, considering he’s a Rhodes Scholar… not to go out on a limb, but I’m thinking you weren’t a Rhodes Scholar. Just saying…..

  12. Myron Rolle is to be commended for his athletic and academic accomplishments in college, for his wisdom in taking the opportunity to study at Oxford, for working on fitness while there and for deferring entry in the NFL draft. Why he would want to risk a first-brain by playing pro football is beyond me, however. I suppose he just loves the game. Eventually, he’ll finish with football and unlike his fellow players will go on to medical school, and the world will have another good doctor. Good luck to you, Myron, and try not to take any hits in the head! Yana from San Francisco

  13. Rhoads Scholar….that says volumes about this guy. To achieve that is something very few people will ever do. Good luck to this young man in the NFL.

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