Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Because 40 time is everything, right? Boldin ran a 4.7 40 at the Combine, but by your assessment, he must have been an awful receiver for his career.
Rogers is a tremendous talent, 1st round talent that has dropped because of character issues, he's damn near impossible to jam at the line of scrimmage, he simply outmuscles defensive backs, he uses his width and body well and is a dependable hands receiver, plus a threat to gain yards after the catch. I'd love to have Rogers, he's not a speedster but he will use his size to beat opposing defensive backs.
Generally I'd prefer a smaller, quicker receiver, but Rogers is an absolute beast on the field. If you run a 3 WR set with Crabtree, Boldin and Rogers, that's a b***h to defend, I don't think any team has the ability to handle 3 guys that are that physical, the 49ers secondary struggled with just one in Boldin. I would happily take Rogers on to this team and let him be an active contributor as well as develop to take over for Boldin down the road.
Rogers might be one of the most overrated players in this years draft.
Last year, he had 61 receptions for 893 yards and 10 scores.
He was the 5th ranked receiver in receptions per game and 6th ranked receiver in total receiving yards in the Ohio Valley Conference.
In the FCS, he was 28th in receiving yards and 41st in receptions per game.
If you look at his game to game production. It was hardly consistent.
He had one monster game, one beastly game--against a weak Southeastern Missouri St.
In that game, he had 18 receptions for 303 yards and two scores.
Over 33% of his receiving yards and 29.5% of his receptions came in that one game.
Last year he played in 11 games. That was his only 100 yard game of the season.
He had one game with 0 receiving yards receptions and three games with less than 50 yards.
His apparent inconsistency could be a result of the quarterback he was playing with. I do not know.
The team's passing attack was 5th in the Ohio Valley Conference and 32nd in the FCS.
I just do not think that those are the numbers put up by a beast from the SEC playing against lesser competition.
His numbers raise red flags. One great game, one terrible game, three poor games, 6 decent games.
Does he really have his head on straight?