Originally Posted by badboy
My review from my May mock for 2013:
1. WR Da'Rick Rogers Tennesse (junior) 6'3" 215 He is noted to have "issues" but facts are the 2010 disorderly conduct & resisting arrest after a cop was knocked out were dismissed. He had a run in with strength coach & threatened him & was banned from off season activities for two weeks. Never suspended. Coach McKeefery was in his first year with Tenn & is a former Army performance coordinator Special Forces so may be a tad gung ho. Also note that Tenn Vols hired 7 new assistants. I think Rogers will do fine but expect him to enter draft after this season. He might be better than any WR in 2012 draft.
See this link on his 40 speed: http://www.eagleseyeblog.com/2012-ar...at-counts.html
Back in 2009, as expected, several prospects stood out. One of these young men, wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, ran a blistering 4.34 40-yard dash at a mind boggling 6'2, 197-lbs. *Note this is a hand held device.
I don't know how much stock we can put into those time.
It just seems like so many guys were timed in the 4.3s in college only to disappoint during combine. Even their pro-day results might be questionable (some tracks are faster then others, for one.)
He's currently listed at 6'3 - 215. So the weight gained may have some effect.
I definitely don't see 4.34.
I normally try to check out guys running deep routes; let's say a straight go route (free release, no double move).
I look at the clock when the ball is snapped and stopped the tape at different intervals on the field.
I compare that with all the receivers that I've timed over the years.
The more routes I can time them, the more I'm comfortable with their playing speed.
You think quite highly of him, as in "better than any receiver in the last draft - 2012", which means you like him even better than Blackmon and the rest.
Me, I don't think I'd go there yet.