Buffalo Bills Da’Rick Rogers is Right to Call Himself the Steal of the 2013 NFL Draft

Da'Rick Rogers

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Buffalo Bills undrafted rookie wide receiver, Da’Rick Rogers proclaimed himself the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft and frankly, he isn’t wrong.

Rogers was slated to be picked anywhere between rounds two and three, and he had his stock fall like a rock and go into the land of undrafted free agency, where he could pick any team in the league. Standing at 6′ 3″ and weighing in at 220 lbs., he can get off the line of scrimmage extremely well for a stronger wide receiver and is extremely difficult to bring down once he catches the ball.

Also, Rogers can be a very good run blocker once he engages a defender, however, time will tell to see if he is the next Hines Ward or not on that front. Another thing Rogers does better than a lot of the wide receivers is that he is fearless in going over the middle and will make the difficult catch seem easy. Plus having wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods will only help him succeed as he won’t have to worry about double coverage much. As a result, Rogers will punish the single defender that covers him either if it’s a cornerback due to his size and strength or if it’s a linebacker due to his freakish athleticism. The expectation of a Randy Moss type rookie year where he had 69 catches, 1,313 yards and 17 touchdowns is a bit far fetched, however, if Rogers stays out of trouble and focuses at the task at hand, he could easily have 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns, which Bills fans wouldn’t complain one single bit.


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