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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Greg Rousseau, EDGE, University of Miami

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Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Gregory Rousseau (15) wears the turnover chain for the first time in his career when he recovered a fumble that he caused in the first quarter as the University of Miami Hurricanes host the Central Michigan Chippewas at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Greg Rousseau is in the same boat as Trey Lance of North Dakota State University. Both players will be three years removed from football after this upcoming season and both would be eligible for the NFL Draft.

While on NFL Draft Diamonds, we do not like to necessarily talk about players with multiple seasons remaining until they declare, I feel it is necessary to talk about Rousseau because the kid is a beast.

NFL teams love to find pass rushers that can make an offensive lineman look silly. Rousseau seems to do this multiple times a game. The 6070 pass rusher from Coconut Creek, Florida maybe one of the best pass rushers in the upcoming draft if he does in fact decide to leave early.

In his first season last year with the Hurricanes, Rousseau put on a clinic and it may have been the best defensive lineman performance in “U” history for a defensive lineman.

He played in 13 games as redshirt freshman and boy did he break out. He only started 7 games, but that was more than enough to get film.

He finished the season with 54 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. His 15.5 sacks tied Greg Mark for the second most sacks in a single season for the Hurricanes.

His 19.5 tackles for loss were the most since NFL Pro Bowler Calais Campbell back in 2006 when he hit 20.5 sacks. Greg led the ACC in tackles for loss and sacks, and I expect him to continue wreaking havoc on ACC QB’s in 2020.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Greg Rousseau maybe the best pass rusher in the NCAA. His first step is insane, and his ability to get after the quarterback is impressive. His length and speed are too much for opposing offensive lineman. To rack up 15.5 sacks in just 7 games starting is impressive. I think this year he will break every record for defensive lineman in Miami History. Do not be surprised if he hits 20 in sacks and finishes with more than 25 tackles for loss. There is something special about this kid, and I love his ability. He would be crazy not to come out if he has a huge season. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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