2015 NFL Draft Profile: Quinten Rollins, CB Miami (OH)


Miami Ohio cornerback Quinten Rollins is one of the most interesting raw talents in the 2015 NFL Draft.  He was primarily a basketball player before turning his sights to football.  At the college level, he only has one year of cornerback experience and hadn’t played that position before the spring of 2014.

But, he seems to be a natural fit at corner.  He’s quick, lanky and has a solid build.  Rollins isn’t afraid of contact and is strong enough to deal with physical wide receivers that try to disrupt him.  When you add in his great closing speed and excellent leaping ability, you’ve got a prospect that is worth taking a bit of a gamble on.

Overall, experience will be the key for the team that selects Quinten Rollins.  Although he shouldn’t be expected to contribute right away, after he gets some time in with coaches and practicing and perfects his technique, Rollins could be a very dangerous defender at the NFL level.

Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad defensive corner Quinten Rollins of Miami (Ohio) (22) enters the field during player introductions before the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Combine Measurables:

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 195 pounds
  • Arm Length: 30.25″
  • Hand Size: 9″
  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.57 seconds
  • Bench Press: 14 reps
  • Vertical Jump: 36.5″
  • Broad Jump: 122″
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.10 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.28 seconds
  • 60 Yard Shuttle: 11.53 seconds

Draft Projection

Quinten Rollins is the #42 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports and is their #5 available cornerback in the draft class.

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Fit For The Vikings

Minnesota will be looking for a cornerback to start opposite Xavier Rhodes during the 2015 NFL season, but it’s likely that Rollins would need more time to develop before he could contribute at that level.

My Take

Quinten Rollins is the kind of player that you draft and stash for a year or two and then let him wreck havoc.  Sadly, I don’t think the Vikings are in a position to use a high draft pick on a developmental player when there are still holes to fill.  Although I really love the potential that Rollins shows, I can’t see Minnesota taking him with their first or second round selections.

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