Former Virginia Tech rover Aaron Rouse was the first and only Hokie selected on the first day of the 2007 NFL Draft. Rouse was selected in the third round with the 89th overall selection by the Green Bay Packers. He was the last of four Packer selections on Saturday.
Rouse spent his first two seasons at Virginia Tech as a whip linebacker before moving to rover before the start of the 2005 season. For his career, he tallied 217 tackles, including 12 for a loss, and five interceptions. His best season was his junior campaign in 2005 when he recorded 77 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss, and four interceptions.
He is expected to play strong safety for Green Bay. There are currently four other strong safeties listed on the Packers’ roster…Atari Bigby, Tyrone Culver, Marquand Manuel, and Marviel Underwood.
The final four rounds of the 2007 NFL Draft will take place on Sunday, April 29. David Clowney is likely to be selected early on Sunday, while Brandon Frye and Noland Burchette have a chance as well.