Make no bones about it, Da'Rick Rogers is one of my favorite offensive players in the entire 2013 NFL draft. Heck, I even have a first-round grade on the talented youngster.
I guess you could say he is a draft crush.
At 6'2" and 217 pounds, Rogers has the build to be a physically imposing wide receiver on the outside. He does a great job fending the defender off at the point of contact and is natural in terms of getting up in the air for jump balls.
Rogers' 4.52 40-yard dash at the combine is nothing to look over either. He can beat defensive backs down the field and isn't just the possession receiver that his relatively strong build suggests.
Despite off-field issues that have been well documented, Rogers should go off the board more than most people anticipate. In terms of overall skill set, he is one of the top-three most talented wide receivers in the draft class.
My overwhelming hunch here is that the New England Patriots may shock the football world and go with him relatively early in the draft. While this is pure conjecture on my part, New England does seem like a good fit for him.
The question here is whether Rogers would "fall" to the end of the second round? I personally believe he is going to go much higher than most people anticipate.
Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist here at Bleacher Report. Vincent is the head sports editor over at eDraft, co-host of Draft Sports Radio, which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. ET, and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus.
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