Wide Receivers ter on a nice 42-yard bomb where he was able to gain separation and catch the ball cleanly for the score. 2012 Stats: 91 receptions, 1244 yards, 11 TDs; 20 rushes, 142 yards, 2 TDs
11) Da’Rick Rogers School: Tennessee Tech, Jr. Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 217 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.52 In a nutshell: Da’Rick Rogers is great over the middle where his size and strength make him tough to stop. He does a great job blocking out defenders with his size and frame.
At times Rogers seems to quit on his routes when not the primary target and can get sloppy on his routes as well. He was suspended by Tennessee due to failed drug tests, which resulted in his transfer to Tech where he never failed a test. Vs. ranked opponent: Rogers, like the entire Tennessee Tech team, was completely overmatched by the then 9th-ranked Oregon defense. After Rogers scored an early touchdown to give the Golden Eagles a lead, Oregon fought back and blew Tech out of the water. 2012 stats: 61 receptions, 893 yards, 10 TDs
“great over the middle”
12) Ryan Swope, Texas A&M, Sr.
make him a reliable target but he lacks speed and isn’t very elusive.
Swope ran fast at the Combine but doesn’t look quite that fast on film. 17) Josh Boyce, TCU, Jr. He shows great hands, good route running and has the ability to dodge More than likely “just” a slot receivtacklers. er, Boyce is a very strong and wellbuilt receiver whose game relies on 13) Marquise Goodwin, Texas, Sr. strength and quick feet. If he can improve his technique catching the Goodwin has phenomenal track ball, he could be a dangerous. speed and was on the Olympic track team in London, and as such, has 18) Conner Vernon, Duke, Sr. the speed to blow defenders off the line, especially when in motion. Vernon had impressive practices at the Senior Bowl, where he showed While a bit undersized, he’s not off good routes, good hands and afraid to take a shot across the mid- played tough every snap. dle. He can find a way to get open in 14) Corey Fuller, Virginia Tech, Sr. tight coverage but lacks good burst as he cuts on his routes. Fuller played just two seasons in college, focusing on track the other two 19) DeVonte Christopher, UT, Sr. years at Kansas. While very fast, he isn’t explosive off the line and strug- Christopher looks the part of an gles to handle press coverage. Fuller NFL receiver but lacks much in the way of speed and will struggle gainis still very raw as a football player. ing separation from NFL corners. He’s good at using his body to box 15) Kenny Stills, Oklahoma, Jr. out defenders but also uses it too The son of former Packers safety much to catch balls. Ken Stills, the junior Stills is quick off the line and fast enough to get 20) Aaron Mellete, Elon, Sr. behind coverage but falls short of 21) Kenbrell Thompkins, Cinn. playing at elite speed. He had a few 22) Alec Lemon, Syracuse off-the-field issues and coupled 23) Alan Bonner, Jacksonville St. with some on-field focus lapses that 24) Ace Sanders, South Carolina 25) Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas might limit his upside for teams. 26) Tavarres King, Georgia 27) Chris Harper, Kansas State 16) Stedman Bailey, WVU, Jr. 28) Marcus Davis, Virginia Tech Bailey is a tough, physical receiver 29) Jasper Collins, Mount Union who plays bigger than his size. His 30) Denard Robinson, Michigan great hands and consistent routes
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