Originally Posted by 76Texan
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.
Understand your comments but the last two combines have put some focus on the 40 times and it was not positive. We can refer to Kendall Wright's time when several hand held devices had him faster than the official time. If Rogers runs 4.50 at that size he will be good enough.