The New York Giants continue to populate their list of local prospects who will soon pay a visit to East Rutherford for the team’s local Pro Day in early April, most recently inviting Villanova defensive back Rob Rolle.
On Monday, with the Giants in attendance, Rolle took part in the Villanova Pro Day, posting a 4.48 40-yard dash, a 36-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 4.5-inch broad jump, which was good for second-best on the day.
After posting encouraging numbers, the 6-foot, 190-pound Rolle told a small pool of reporters that his best asset isn’t necessarily his speed and on-field skill, but rather, his leadership and determination to make everyone around him better.
“I’m just somebody who wants to see everyone else around him be great,” Rolle said via NJ Advance Media. “It doesn’t necessarily help them, but it helps you to get that atmosphere going, get that competitive nature going. I like to compete in everything that I do and if I see someone else do good, it’s going to make me do that much better. The better I am, the better everyone else around me is. It’s about bringing everyone else along”
A projected late-round pick, Rolle represents a potentially interesting option for the Giants, who remain starved for quality pieces in their secondary.
During his college career, Rolle recorded a combined 160 tackles, 17 passes defensed and seven interceptions — the bulk of which came in 2016-2017. During his senior season, he was named team captain and was later the recipient of the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award.
Rolle will have one final chance to impressed the Giants come April 6 at the team’s Pro Day.