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  • 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


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.



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.


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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

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
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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