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Jacquizz Rodgers (RB)
  • Height:
    5'6"
  • Weight:
    196 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 7/8 in.
  • College:
    Oregon St.
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 14 (145)

Pick Analysis: Thomas Dimitroff aggressively moves up to pick up a diminutive playmaker in Rodgers. Though his size is a bit of a concern, he gives them an elusive third-down back with big-play ability.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.64 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump33.0 inch
  • Broad Jump113.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.31 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.26 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Rodgers is a highly productive, extremely competitive, explosive, well-rounded running back prospect who simply lacks a lot of size compared to most starting NFL running backs. Despite stature, is productive between the tackles with his burst, shouldered a heavy workload in college, picked up a lot of yardage after contact, and never hesitates or backs down. Has great acceleration, balance, quickness, hands as a receiver, determination, and stamina. Can be impatient at times behind the line of scrimmage, lacks NFL home-run speed, and is not a good matchup against power pass rushers. Rodgers likely will be a mid-round selection.


Strengths

Rogers is an elite competitor. Explodes out of his stance, hits the hole hard and gets upfield in a hurry. Possesses elite body control. Doesn't need to gather at all when cutting. Fights hard for yards after contact despite his size. Very productive receiver who runs good routes, possesses natural hands, and is a threat at the catch.

Weaknesses

Very undersized. Does not possess outstanding top-end speed. Presses the hole a bit too quickly at times without allowing for play to develop. Not going to push the pile or break as many tackles in the NFL as in college. Usually overpowered by the bull rush in pass pro.

Grade

6.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. Falcons pick Jaquizz Rodgers No. 145

    Published: April 30, 2011 at 02:45 p.m.

    The Atlanta Falcons pick Oregon State RB Jaquizz Rodgers with the 145th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. First Draft: Jacquizz Rodgers

    Published: March 29, 2011 at 02:55 p.m.

    Get to know Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers and find out which Hall of Famer he molds his game after.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Jacquizz Rodgers

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 08:30 p.m.

    Watch Oregon St. RB Jacquizz Rodgers work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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