Rolle's decision to skip his senior season with the Seminoles to take on the Rhodes Scholar program raised a red flag for a whole host of teams -- those under the belief that Rolle's heart was not devoted fully to football. The Titans decided to take a chance.
"As far as the Rhodes Scholarship is concerned, I have a few minor things to finish up, but then we're good to go," Rolle said in an interview with ESPN immediately after being drafted.
Rolle was a standout safety for three seasons in Tallahassee, both on and off the field. He even completed a round of interviews for the Rhodes Scholar program on the same day as a Florida State game at Maryland in 2008 -- flying to Baltimore after completing the interview and arriving in the second quarter of a Seminoles victory.
He'll now try to latch on with the Titans.
"I can say now to my family, my friends and young people who look up to me as a role model that I'm a Rhodes Scholar and I've been drafted in the NFL," Rolle told ESPN.
Earlier in the week, Rolle sat down with FanHouse's Jordan Schultz for a two-part interview. You can watch that interview in its entirety below: