The receiver out of Tennessee Tech is the ultimate high risk-high reward type of player. At 6’3", 215 pounds, he also brings size to go along with his outstanding skill-set. Rogers had 1,040 yards receiving and nine touchdown catches as a sophomore in the SEC. He followed that up with 893 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns at Tennessee Tech this season, including 303 receiving yards in one game.
While production never been an issue for Rogers, his scouted abilities stand out too. Rogers’ strength makes it nearly impossible to jam him off the line of scrimmage. He also combines good route-running ability with amazing hands, and he’ll seldom drop passes. Rogers absolutely possesses Julio Jones-like upside.
His off-the-field problems are not to be ignored though, especially by the Chiefs who already have a high draft pick with character issues in Jonathan Baldwin.
However, Rogers is completely different than Baldwin in the fact that he is an elite competitor on the field. He runs hard, and his effort is unquestioned. He was suspended due to failed drug tests and was also involved in a bar brawl in 2010. Rogers is 100 percent business when he steps between the lines though, and that is what makes him worth the risk.
It should also be noted that Reid has overseen productive seasons from players with far worse character issues than Rogers in Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson.