Does a nice job dropping his shoulder and shrugging off/avoiding any contact down the field and exhibits a real feel of where to sit down in coverage. Is a sudden start and stop athlete, quickly snapping off his routes, keeping his feet under him and locating the football.
Sets up his routes well and possess the kind of footwork to cleanly change directions and generate a burst out of his breaks. Looked much improved as a route runner from 2008. Displays the ability to consistently breakdown and make a man miss after the catch.
Will let the football get into his body too often and will struggle to adjust to poorly thrown balls. However, accelerates quickly into the open field, possesses good play speed and is a threat every time he gets his hands on the football. Now, lacks size and isn’t a guy who will be able to consistently beat press at the next level, is limited in what he can do, but there is certainly a pace for him in the NFL, if healthy.
Missed the second half of the 2010 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee. Was granted a medical hardship, but has had two operations on the knee since October and will be a major medical risk.
Impression: A coordinated, shifty little athlete who has the ability to quickly generate separation for himself vs. man coverage and create after the catch. He’s a luxury pick for an NFL offense, but can definitely add some talent from the slot and help out on special teams as well if he can regain his health."
When healthy, he flashed the quickness, agility, elusiveness and soft hands that at least translate to the return game but he'll have to prove he has regained form as a senior.
Is the type of kid you root for — competes, plays bigger than his size and exudes off-the-charts intangibles."
Has almost 5,800 total yards in his career including over 2,000 receiving and another 1,400 rushing; also an outstanding kick returner who was averaging almost 29 yards per KO return and 19 on punts at the time of his injury last fall; older brother of 2010 5th rounder Quizz Rodgers;
Isn’t very big at just 5-7, 190, but has a thick lower body; has adequate straight-line speed and exceptional quickness and agility; can turn on a dime and gets to top gear in a hurry; had 91 receptions in 2009, but isn’t a true wideout in that he does most of his damage on bubble screens, drag routes and assorted underneath schemes designed to get the ball in his hands and let him run;
Consistent receiver, though, as he’s made at least one catch in 32 straight games; durability will be a major issue in final grade though as in addition to the knee had a concussion in 2010 and broke a collarbone in 2008."