Miami Hurricanes defensive end Gregory Rousseau and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley were two of the top college players to make headlines this week as they both opted out of playing the upcoming season. Rousseau and Farley, who are both projected to be first round picks, will be represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Rousseau, who would have been a redshirt sophomore this season, only got to play one full season with the Hurricanes. As a true freshman, Rousseau fractured his ankle in the second game of the year and had season ending surgery. This past season Rousseau totaled 15.5 sacks, second in the nation behind 2020’s No. 2 overall pick Chase Young, on his way to being named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller (@NFLDraftScout) has Rousseau ranked as his No. 6 overall player in the upcoming draft.
Farley, who would have been a redshirt junior for the Hokies this season, missed his entire freshman season due to a knee injury. Over the past two seasons, Farley has compiled 56 tackles, six interceptions and a touchdown. Last season he was named First Team All-ACC along with Rousseau. Farley is arguably the top cornerback in the draft.
This past draft, Rosenhaus represented eight draft picks. Rosenhaus currently represents the most active players in the NFL with 91 clients.