Some of you will remember that I wrote an article on a prospect by the name of Rico Wallace out of tiny Division III Shenandoah University a few weeks before the draft last year. As it turns out, the Panthers actually signed him shortly after the 2012 draft, but as expected, he didn't make it out of training camp. Honestly, I wasn't surprised by that outcome simply because of how difficult it is to make the jump to the NFL from such a low level of competition. This year it is Eric Rogers who will be attempting to make that ambitious leap, and only time will tell whether or not he has what it takes to succeed at the next level. In the meantime, let's take a quick look at his stats and what I gleaned from watching him on film.
WR Eric Rogers
|Height||Weight||Forty||3 Cone||Bench||Vertical||Broad Jump|
|6' 3"||206 lbs||4.50||6.89||9||37||10' 1"|
- Willing and able blocker
- Excels at making catches in traffic
- High points the ball extremely well
- Outstanding Red Zone threat
- Large catch radius
- Suspect route runner
- Lacks top end speed
- Questionable strength
One look at Rogers strengths, and it's easy to become intrigued with his ability to make plays in the end zone, which just so happens to be one of the Panthers biggest deficiencies. However, he won't last very long in the NFL if he is unable to quickly learn how to turn his moments of careless route running into a strength. Now it's your turn. What do you think of Rogers? Be sure to vote and let me know if you see anything on tape that I may have left out.