Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Ok, been hearing a lot about this kid, but also too lazy to read through this thread, can someone give a quick synopsis on he would improve us?
Da'Rick Rogers is a physical receiver in the mold of Anquan Boldin, but with much better speed. He's a willing run blocker, a quick learner when it comes to route running, and can digest the playbook real quick, according to his positional coaches in Tennessee. From what I've read, he'd space out in practice, but when called upon, he'd run the correct route, or run the right play to a tee.
He has a bad rep off the field from arguing with coaches at Tennessee, to an off the field fight with an off-duty officer (that he still denies, I believe), to being dismissed from UT for failed drug tests due to marijuana.
He transferred to Tennessee Tech where coaches felt so comfortable with how quick he learned the playbooks that they played him in a game three days after arriving. Safe to say that he dominated for the team. He matured a bit, being humbled now that he wasn't playing for a big time school under the bright lights. Since arriving at TT, he hadn't gotten a single bad rap or failed drug test. He even attended sports psychology sessions to help him handle the stresses of becoming a professional athlete.
IMO, he has taken strides in bettering himself. He's competitive on the field and it shows his passion. Our team would surround him with great, level-headed veterans. If he hadn't gotten kicked out of Tennessee, he may have been a top-15 pick in this draft.