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Ohio State's Brian Rolle to attend first ever NFL veteran combine

The league is finally giving a second chance to players who fizzled out too early, and there will be one former Buckeye at the tryout.

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College players aren't the only ones getting a chance to work out for NFL scouts this year; this is the first season the league is hosting a veteran combine for experienced players not currently signed to a team. Former Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle will be the first Buckeye to participate in the league's inaugural veteran combine. He played for two years with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and 2012 before being released during free agency; based on his collegiate and professional stats, he should have a good showing on March 22 in Tempe, Arizona.

Rolle's best seasons were his last two in college. While at Ohio State, he had 93 total tackles (37 solo) during his junior year, and 76 total tackles (35 solo) his senior campaign. He also scored his one and only touchdown off an interception in his last year playing for the Buckeyes. He made an impact almost immediately for the Eagles, recording 54 total tackles of which 41 were solo and one sack during his rookie 2011 season. He only played in four games the following season, which would end up being his last one signed with a team.

The solid OLB first tried out for NFL scouts back in 2011. During his workout, he measured 5'10, 229 pounds, with a 39" arm length and 10 3/8" hands.

40-yard dash Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3-cone drill 20-yard shuttle
2011 Combine Results 4.56 sec 28 33.0" 115.0" 6.89 sec 4.26 sec

Will his 2015 veteran combine results still measure up?