PFC Scouting Reports Zach Rogers


By PFC Writer Bradley Labrie

Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee

Zach is one of the most intriguing players I’ve watched. He is relatively small for the outside, 6′ 179 pounds, but could transition nicely playing Z receiver at the next level. He started the season fourth on the depth chart behind Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Da’Rick Rogers, but slowly moved up to the Y slot along with playing Z and O in Tennessee’s offense. Former Tennessee head coach and current Dallas Cowboy wide receivers coach had high praise for him in his press conference in October.

“Zach has the greatest consistency of all in how he practices. It reminds me of how Wes Welker was when I was at the Dolphins. He practiced so fast that the quarterback knew exactly were he was gonna be on all his routes.”

How come Rogers hasn’t received the attention of the others in the receiving core?

“Probably because his stature is not like the other guys. You know, not as long, not as physical that sort of thing. Zach’s always been fast, always had a knowledge of the game, he’s always had good hands. He’s a classic case of a senior playing good football.”

Quicker than fast, Rodgers has the speed and quickness you look for in a slot receiver. Possesses great hands, plays bigger than his size when going over the middle of the field, and has the blow by speed running a 4.49-forty yard dash. Anyone a fan of NC States David Amerson, who could potentially be a pick for the Lions on day 2? Check this play out.

“They are definitely keyed in on those guys and they should be,” Rogers said. “They deserve all the credit they are getting right now, they are great players. They are getting all of the attention and I am kind of sneaking in behind defenses.”

Sound like a situation he may find himself in if he came to a team like the Detroit Lions? Rogers possesses the great work ethic, intangibles, leadership and character you look for in late round picks. Not to mention he has good speed to go with his good hands. If the Lions find him on the open market come April 29th, they should jump at the opportunity to grab him.