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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Amari Rodgers


Positional ranking: #11

Big Board ranking: #69

 

Overview

Position: WR

College: Clemson

Class: Senior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 5’9 1/2″

Weight: 212 lbs.

Arm length: 30 3/8”

Hand size: 9 1/2″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.51 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.0”

Broad jump: 121.0”

Bench press: 24 reps

3-cone drill: 7.12 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.36 sec.

 

Strengths

Very strong and compact build. Above-average speed and burst from the slot. Excellent shake as a route runner. Creates consistent space underneath when given cushion coverage. Plus body control. Quick to adjust to the back-shoulder ball. Deceptive on out-and-up double move from inside. Made big plays both in the slot and out wide. Has the release footwork and strength to win outside. Great vision/feel with the ball in his hands. Impressive ability to anticipate and make the first guy miss. Excellent contact balance. Able to shed arm tackles and will shrug off high tacklers. Weapon on pop passes, bubble screens, etc. Doesn’t dance. Intelligent and versatile. Very tough and competitive. Quality blocker. Adds value as a punt returner. Returned from a torn ACL in less than six months. Did some work as a running back in the pre-draft process.

 

Weaknesses

Limited catch radius. Inconsistent holding on through contact. Struggled catching the ball in traffic versus Notre Dame in 2020. Catch focus can be inconsistent in general. Concerns about ability to separate versus closer coverage.

 

NFL comparison

Devin Duvernay

 

Conclusion

Overall, Rodgers is a tough, compact receiver who can turn an underneath throw into a big play and shows some downfield ability. He should be a weapon that gets manufactured touches at the next level and will ideally settle in as a strong No. 2 or No. 3 option in the passing attack.

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The Admiral
The Admiral
26 days ago

They say slot is really strong this draft.

Aaron
Aaron
25 days ago

Get him to a good team

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