Prospect to Watch: Craig Roh, DE, Michigan Wolverines


Throughout the summer, I’ll highlight players in College Football for you to keep an eye on. I’ll be looking at players who are considered high round picks as of today as well as guys who are flying under the radar. One of the guys I think is really under the radar right now is Michigan Wolverines DE Craig Roh. Roh has not been very productive yet at Michigan, but I think he could be poised for a pretty big year. Roh has coveted N.F.L. size at defensive end at 6’5 269 pounds and a fairly good motor. Roh played out of position under Rich Rodriguez, but saw his numbers improve in 2011 when he had 8 tackles for loss and 4 sacks after only registering 5.5 tackles for loss and .5 sacks the year before.

Roh entered Michigan as a highly regarded prospect, he was the 8th defensive end in the class of 2009 and a top 75 overall player (and number 48 by Scouts INC.)  Here’s what Michigan Defensive Coordinator said about Craig Roh (via

“I’ve been very, very pleased with Craig Roh playing the end position,” stated Mattison. “Here’s a guy that’s been a rush to the open side for three years and has done a very good job.  Now he’s inside the tight end and he’s played very physical.  He’s tried and the key is the technique there because you’re not bigger than everybody you’re playing against, so you better have good technique. Craig has come out every day.”

I expect a pretty good season from Roh. He has NFL desirable traits like his length, plus athleticism, and strength, but he needs to be more consistent and make more plays if he wants to try solidify his first/second round stock, which is where I think he should ultimately be.

Thoughts on Roh?

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