Rolle is small for a linebacker at 5'9'' 228 pounds, but can fit in nicely as a weakside linebacker in the Eagles scheme.
Rolle is not a liability in pass and run coverage and can make an open-field tackle, something that all the Eagles linebackers lacked.
He is a ferocious tackler and is not scared to take on bigger offensive lineman.
Rolle ran a 4.5 in the forty-yard dash. He bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times, quite impressive for a 228 pound linebacker.
Rolle said in an interview, " People who say (size) is an issue, they must not have seen any film because put on Von Miller (the draft’s top-rated linebacker, from Texas A&M) and put me on film, and everything he does, I can do just as well. So scouts and coaches–guys who actually watch film and evaluate me–I’m pretty sure they know I can play football.”
He is right that he fell because of his size. If he was 6'2'' 240, he would have been a second round pick.
Rolle has to use his hands more to fight blockers, but he could be developed into one of their top backup linebackers.