Those who have been around for a while know that I am a big Chase Roullier fan. As many of you know, I have been very critical of the center position for our Redskins for two decades.
Not any longer...
Roullier may not be a household name to many outside Redskins Nation, but make no mistake about it - he’s one of the most underrated interior offensive linemen in the league. What impresses me so much about Chase is his ability to pull and operate effectively in space.
Chase Roullier in space! Thing of beauty! This guy is so underrated... pic.twitter.com/g4PVxs5Oi3— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) December 1, 2019
Watch our center Chase Roullier operate in space.— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) October 14, 2019
This is not an easy task to master - never mind from the center position where you need to make line call, worry about the snap, THEN execute your block. I can tell you from studying his film, that Roullier has mastered this art!
His father Mark, taught Chase how to pull when he was in the second grade, and he has honed that skill all through high school and college. During his Junior year at Wyoming, no other linemen in the country was asked to pull more than Roullier. PFF had Chase rated as their top guard in the country after that season. This is what put him on the map and started to get him looks from pro scouts.
Not only did he excel on the football field, but he was also an excellent student, completing his five year degree in mechanical engineering in just four-and-a-half years and graduating with a 3.2 GPA.
The 6’4” 312 pound versatile interior lineman was drafted in the 6th round(pick 199 - same round and pick as Tom Brady) by the Redskins, after posting an absurd 4.47 short shuttle and 7.60 three cone drill at the scouting combine.
Chase played in 13 games with seven starts at center as a rookie. He entered 2018 as the Skins starting center and has never looked back.
In three seasons with the Redskins, Chase has allowed just 2.5 sacks, and was called for three total penalties. This in itself is mighty impressive!
This spring, the Wyoming Cowboys did an online fan poll for the best players at their respective positions in the history of the program. You can view their page here.
Here is the official message from their site:
This spring, we want to give Wyoming fans the opportunity to select the greatest football players in Cowboy history through Wyoming Greats Fan Poll. Each week, we’ll feature a different position group.
Each position will include a 16-player bracket, with voting available for a four-player group each day throughout the week until a Cowboy is named as the winner of the Wyoming Greats Fan Poll at week’s end. To cast your vote go to the Wyoming Football’s Official Twitter account @wyo_football. Voting updates will be provided during the week @wyo_football. At the end of each week, we’ll announce on social media the former Cowboy great receiving the most fan votes and we’ll have each week’s voting summary at GoWyo.com/WyoGreats
The contest started with the offensive line.
Led the Cowboys to a 2016 Mountain West Mountain Division Title!— Wyoming Cowboy Football (@wyo_football) April 4, 2020
Named a Second Team All-American!
1st Team All-Mountain West!
Chase Roullier voted as the best O-Lineman in Cowboy History. #OneWyoming x #WyoGreats pic.twitter.com/hYxH9ZBmmh
Congratulations to our very own Chase Roullier for being voted as the best offensive linemen in Wyoming Cowboys football history!
A very cool honor for a very great guy!