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2017 NFL Draft profile: Wyoming C Chase Roullier

Roullier was a big reason that the running game was successful in Laramie.

Wyoming v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

In the last ten years, five Wyoming Cowboys have been picked in the draft. Three of them are still playing in the NFL (Mark Nzeocha, Marqueston Huff, and Chris Prosinski). Wyoming hasn’t had multiple names called in 20 years (EDIT: Robert Herron was drafted in 2014 alongside Huff) and hasn’t had a player go higher than the third round since 1994.

One of those two things (maybe both, who knows) could change over the weekend.

Offensive lineman typically don’t get a ton of love from fans, but Chase Roullier has been a stud on the line for the Wyoming Cowboys.

Pro Football Focus’ stats say that he’s given up a total of 14 pressures in two seasons. That ranks among the best offensive lineman in college football.

Roullier is a very technically sound player and doesn’t lose blocks. He’s built to anchor a line. Roullier is versatile as well, having played center and guard over the last two seasons.

He’s good at using his body and his hands to sustain blocks, while generating power and momentum that he uses to his advantage.

However, Roullier’s arms are on the short side, which doesn’t help his case. Short arms in the NFL will make him work harder for blocks, increasing injury risk. He also doesn’t have the ideal pedigree coming out of the Mountain West, considering he hasn’t played against top-tier talent.

He’s currently projected as a 5th-6th round, but could potentially become a starter on an NFL offensive line.