Defensive end Quincy Roche is one of the best at his position in college football heading into the 2020 season. On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus named Roche to their first-team preseason All-American first team. The other defensive end was Chris Rumph II from Duke. Marvin Wilson at FSU was the defensive tackle.
PFF's Preseason All-American Defensive Line pic.twitter.com/JbyqcDI3My— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 19, 2020
This isn’t the first time PFF has mentioned Roche, as the website ranked him as the second-highest edge rusher in 2019, behind Chase Young at Ohio State. And in May, PFF named Roche as college footballs most valuable edge rusher returning in 2020.
The most valuable edge defender returning to college football in 2020:— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 1, 2020
Miami transfer Quincy Roche pic.twitter.com/ecU2KMIJWW
Roche has spent the last 3 years at Temple, where he became an elite pass rusher. Last season, Roche had 13 sacks and 19 TFLs, and was named conference defensive player of the year.
No returning defender had more QB pressures than Quincy Roche last season pic.twitter.com/dy6JzPwg5k— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 19, 2020
PFF had Roche ranked as the 14th best player for the 2020 college football season. Roche was also named third-team preseason all-American by USA Today on Wednesday, though the list also included players who already opted out of the season. 247 Sports ranked Roche as the #7 edge rushers who are eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft.
No. 14 on the PFF College 50: Quincy Roche— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 17, 2020
The most valuable edge defender returning to CFB in 2020 pic.twitter.com/OBaels9NoW
After he transferred to Miami, Roche was part of, what was supposed to be, the best duo at defensive end in college football, alongside Gregory Rousseau. Now, since Rousseau opted out of the 2020 season, Roche is going to receive a lot more attention from opposing offensive lines, and his production becomes that much more important for the Miami defense.