The 2017 NFL Draft is still about 10 months away, but that doesn’t mean it is too early to start looking at some of the best players that will be available next year. It looks like Wyoming offensive lineman Chase Rouiller is drawing a lot of attention already and his coach seems to believe in him.
Head coach Craig Bohl coached at North Dakota State from 2003-2013 and had some pretty talented players there and he even called running back Brian Hill is “better than anybody we had up there.”
He made different comparison for Rouiller, however and it is a pretty deal for him.
“We think so,” Bohl said about him being a future NFL talent. “Chase has continued to improve. … He’s got good feet, understands leverage. I think he’s on par with some of the guys we have coached that have played in the NFL, so we’re excited about him playing that same position.”
Rouiller, a redshirt senior left guard, was ranked in the top ten for linemen, both offensive and defensive, by the end of the 2015 season and I would expect that to grow even more going into the 2016 season.
However, he doesn’t seem to let all the talk of his future get in his way of just keeping his job with the Cowboys.
“I try not to listen to it,” Roullier said. “It’s just a distraction when you’re out there in the game. You don’t want to have to be worried about, ‘Oh, I can’t give up a sack here. I haven’t given up a sack yet.’ You can’t think that way, so I try not to think about things like that.