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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 257LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Moved from tight end to receiver after losing 30 pounds (275 to 245) after playing tight end in 2011-12. 2012: Played in 11 games and started in six. 2011: One of three true freshmen to play in all 13 games. Misc.: Father, Richard Sr., played for California and was involved in "The Play" in 1982 (made the final of five laterals). Richard Sr. is currently a special teams coordinator under Ron Rivera in Carolina.

Analysis

Strengths

Good balance and body control. Dependable short-to-intermediate receiver. Can snatch throws off his body and make contested grabs. Has potential as a move blocker. Showed dedication and discipline re-shaping his body as a junior. Coach’s son.

Weaknesses

Tight hips. Average speed and suddenness -- dull in/out of breaks and struggles to separate vs. more explosive safeties. Unrefined route runner. Straightlinish after the catch. Started just 11 games in three seasons.

Bottom Line

Rodgers’ career arc was affected by Cal’s coaching turnover, as the former high school receiver was recruited as a tight end by Jeff Tedord’s staff and bulked up to 275 pounds as a sophomore when he was out of shape, in part because of a torn labrum and torn foot ligament. As a junior, Rodgers shed 30 pounds and shifted to inside receiver for Sonny Dykes, enabling him to show his more natural “F” tight end skills. Is an unpolished product, but could be a better pro than college player.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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