STRENGTHS - Long and linear, Roh has the height, long arms and natural strength to be effective anchoring vs run blocks. Clearly a smart player as uses hands very well vs. blockers, maintains correct positioning and responsibility and does not get fooled by trick/miss-direction plays. Consistently effective shedding tight end run blocks, he flashes the ability to shed OL run blocks to make tackles on runs at him. Despite lacking top speed, he makes plays chasing down the ball carrier in pursuit through great effort and hustle on every snap. Aggressive use of hands and good leverage help Roh to jolt and drive the OT backwards to squeeze pocket on "bull rush." Experienced lining up in a variety of spots, Roh's versatility increases his draft value.
WEAKNESSES - Somewhat of a "tweener" between DE and DT, Roh does not fit exactly into an NFL position. At 6'5 and 265 he has the size of a 43 DE, but he lacks the explosiveness off the ball to threaten the corner as a speed rusher and the athleticism to defeat 1 on 1 OT pass blocks. Additionally, although that size is often good for 34 OLB's, Roh lacks the flexibility, foot quickness and overall athleticism to be effective playing off the ball in coverage - On the few chances he dropped into coverage in games viewed he was stiff and mechanical. His style of play, technique and length slot him as a 34 DE, but he will need to bulk up to close to 300 pounds to be able to play strong from that alignment against NFL OL. While he flashes the ability to shed OL run blocks to make tackles on runs to his side, more often than not he is late shedding their blocks and the ball carrier can run right by him - He must improve his quickness shedding OL run blocks to be successful as an NFL DE.
SUMMARY - Being stuck in "position limbo" will likely keep Roh from being drafted, but he will get an opportunity because of his length, smarts and intangibles. Initially, I thought of former Oregon DE Brandon Bair when I started evaluating Roh, but Bair was a more athletic and productive player in college and still went undrafted. Overall, I would not draft Roh because I do not believe he is likely to become a starter in the NFL and he has not proven he fits a specific position in the NFL. He will likely get a chance as a free agent with a team that plays a 34 defense in the hope that he can eventually bulk up to close to 300 pounds to become a backup DE. Additionally, his lack of quickness and speed will hinder his ability to make a big impact as a special teams coverage man which will further hinder his ability to make a 53 man roster. His best chance for success is to spend a season or two on an NFL practice squad while he tries to bulk up and improve as a player.