LA Rams: When will CB Robert Rochell become a starter?
What the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening?
For me? I’m most intrigued with rookie defensive back Robert Rochell. If you need a refresher, Rochell is the athletic defensive back out of Central Arkansas who had caught the eye of just about every draft analyst and NFL team in the days leading up to the draft. ANd of course, he had a strong endorsement of the Senior Bowl Director himself, Jim Nagy.
You can see by Nagy’s tweet that he was outstanding at the verticle jump, the broad jump, his 40-yard dash, and his 3-cone drill time.
His height is just slightly under 6-foot-0, and he weighs in at 193-pounds. And of course, you can get a similar bit of information with his Relative Athlete Score, or RAS score, too
The basic advantage of the RAS presentation is the heat map that allows the reader to interpret green boxes as very good, yellow as average to good, and red as below average. So far, the only ‘red’ box for Rochell is the bench press. While that is an easily remedied area in the strength and conditioning room, it’s really not critical for his immediate success in the NFL.