Draft Profile: BioWalter Rouse from Sidwell Friends High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Rouse opted to join Stanford.
In 2019 as a freshman Rouse saw action in 12 games and played a total of 731 snaps for the Cardinals. He allowed an unipressive 19 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 5 sacks while playing at left tackle.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 6 games and a total of 438 snaps. He conceded just 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at left tackle.
In 2021 as a junior Rouse saw action in 12 games and totaled 733 snaps. He gave up 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2022 as a senior Rouse saw action in 10 games and played a total of 650 snaps for the Cardinals. He allowed 11 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 5 sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Has the natural power to move defenders at the point of attack. Rouse also has the agility and speed to get out in front and land blocks at the second level. He also shows a good understanding of angles when climbing to the second level.
- Coordinated when moving to the second level as a run blocker, capable of landing blocks on the move.
- Best on the outside because of his height and athleticism, but is capable of blocking on the move.
- Effective grappling in the phone booth, with the upper-body strength and strong hands to outbattle defenders. Rouse also shows a good understanding of angles when moving out to the second level
- He’ll appeal to man-blocking teams, and he’s a fairly high-upside developmental pick when considering his value in the run game.
- Has the functional strength to hold up against the bull rush, and Rouse shows exceptionally quick and precise hands.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Is a little too much of a waist bender, and Rouse doesn’t play with ideal power and functional strength. Most concerning - he often gets caught dropping his head, a bad habit that will have to be corrected.
- While he’s solid as an athlete, he’s more comfortable moving forward as a run blocker than setting in pass protection, as he too often relies solely on his initial punch to stand up pass rushers instead of moving his feet.
- Often gets too high in his sets, sacrificing some of his power, and he doesn’t show great coordination between his upper and lower body when sliding back in pass protection.
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