Drew Rosenhaus: Multiple teams said they’ll pick Gregory Rousseau in first round

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Former University of Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau is seen as one of the top edge prospects in this year’s draft class, but where he ranks has been the subject of some debate in the last couple of days.

Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell pushed back against a negative assessment of Rousseau that an anonymous scout gave to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media by saying teams shouldn’t “overthink this one” because Rousseau is a “playmaker.” Rousseau had 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2019 and opted out of playing in 2020.

There’s been discussion about whether players who opted out will see their draft position hurt by that call. Rousseau’s agent Drew Rosenhaus took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that teams aren’t knocking his client down the board.

“I’ve already had multiple teams tell me that they will take him in the 1st round if he is there when they pick,” Rosenhaus wrote.

The first round kicks off in Cleveland next Thursday, so it won’t be long before we find out if that’s the truth or if Rosenhaus will have to answer questions from Rousseau about why he’s still on the board heading into the second round.

6 responses to “Drew Rosenhaus: Multiple teams said they’ll pick Gregory Rousseau in first round

  1. Your client has no buzz and you have heard from zero teams about him. I got it, lie and say multiple teams say they will take him in the first round.

    Problem is, no one sees anything Rosenhaus says as credible in any way.

    This is just typical Drew and happens so much that it isn’t even newsworthy.

  2. The GM’s probably told Drew the kid was down-graded so now he has to try and stir interest.

  3. The Gil Brandt story posted by Mike here a few days ago was very interesting. Brandt discussed the players who opted out and compared them to players of the past who would miss out on their 1st-2nd years because of enlisting in the military. By the time these played hit the football field they were never the same stud players anymore. Brandt suggested there is great risk in drafting these guys who opted out. Will be something to watch for.

  4. supercharger says:
    April 21, 2021 at 10:52 am
    The Gil Brandt story posted by Mike here a few days ago was very interesting. Brandt discussed the players who opted out and compared them to players of the past who would miss out on their 1st-2nd years because of enlisting in the military. By the time these played hit the football field they were never the same stud players anymore. Brandt suggested there is great risk in drafting these guys who opted out. Will be something to watch for.

    __________

    Exactly

    Signed Roger Staubach

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