Robbie Rouse hardly epitomizes an NFL running back.
At 5'7" and 190 pounds, Rouse is not exactly the biggest back to enter the 2013 NFL draft. His size alone will certainly force him down on the prospect depth charts this draft.
Yet what Rouse lacks in size, he makes up for in agility and acceleration. While he probably will not bulk up much more at the NFL level, Rouse is able to use his size to his advantage, something he was able to do during a very successful tenure at Fresno State.
In four seasons, Rouse had 4,647 rushing yards on 898 attempts to go with 37 rushing touchdowns (sports-reference.com).
Projected to be drafted in the seventh round or even to be an undrafted free agent, Rouse may not be able to contribute much at the NFL level.
Yet it is not unreasonable to assume that some team may take a flier on the talented back. He was a big part of the Bulldogs' offense, especially during his junior and senior seasons, and he's known for being a leader in the clubhouse. His attitude and work ethic complement his abilities (cbssports.com).
Considering all that, Rouse may be wearing an NFL jersey next season.
Here are some highlights from Rouse's collegiate career.