A few days ago, NFL Analyst and writer Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports released his list of
2021 NFL Draft Day 3 selections who have the potential of making an impact. One of the players listed was Pittsburgh Steelers sixth-round selection Quincy Roche.
Last season with the University of Miami, Roche finished third in the ACC conference in tackles for loss with 14.5, while finishing second on the Hurricanes in sacks with 4.5. Trapasso noted on Roche's arsenal of pass-rushing moves, counters, and bending abilities. Roche was named the Most Valuable edge defender in 2021 NFL Draft class, according to Pro Football Focus.
Roche also has the distinction of being named the 2019 AAC defensive player of the year and Sports Illustrated first-team All-American on defense after registering 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss with Temple.
Despite a solid performance at Miami's Pro Day, Trapasso believes that his small stature attributed to the decrease in his Draft stock. With Bud Dupree now with the Tennessee Titans, Roche is primed to make an impression on the coaches, and someday become an impactful defensive player on the field.