Nov 24, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Zach Rogers (83) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
This morning, we are going to take a look at another one of the newest New York Jets, here in NY via the UDFA route. This guy didn’t get much attention in the weeks leading up to the draft, as he wasn’t invited to the Combine, and he played alongside Cordarrelle Patterson. We are talking about Tennessee WR Zach Rogers.
Zach measures in at 6’0″, 182 pounds. At his pro day, he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.46 seconds, which would have been near the top at the combine.
Here are his stats from his years at Tennessee:
Here is some video on Rogers from a game against South Carolina this past year:
PROS: There is a lot to like with this young man. First of all, he is a versatile player. I like that he has been used in the slot, as well as on the outside. He has terrific hands, and catches the ball away from his body like a pro. He makes plays all over the field, and has excellent body control. He also sells himself to blocking in the run game, which will endear him to coach Rex Ryan.
CONS: This was tough, as I really like what I saw with this player. If anything, maybe his routes could be a little more consistent. Sometimes they are very precise, sometimes the routes are a little rounded off rather that precise to the step. He also doesn’t have as much playing time recorded as others, being behind guys like Cordarrelle Patterson.
The bottom line? This guy looks like a player that could be a steal as an undrafted player. He will compete to make this team, and looking at the tape, he has all of the tools needed to make this team.