Off-the-field issues aside, few draft analysts have a bad word to say about Rogers' ability inside the white lines.
In fact, he's one of the most physically talented receivers in the 2013 class, according to NFL.com.
The site assigned Rogers a grade of 74.4, which equates to a second- or third-round pick.
Here's their "bottom line" scouting report:
Rogers is a physical specimen with strong hands who overpowered defenders in his routes and after the catch on his way to second-team All-SEC status in 2011 (67 catches, 1,040 yards, nine TDs), and to a dominating season (78 catches for 1,207 yards and 11 TDs) while at Tennessee Tech. His immaturity off the field caused him to be dismissed from Tennessee before the 2012 season, and thus the biggest questions with Rogers will be about character concerns. While he's not a quick-twitch, vertical threat, Rogers is a big, physical receiver who works well across the middle, and has a tremendous deal of talent.
CBS Sports ranked Rogers as their 12th-best receiver, with a projected third-round pick.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports gave this short scouting report:
Strengths: Despite playing in the ultra-physical SEC, Rogers proved too strong for most teams to consider pressing. He's also versatile, showing the ability to line up outside, as well as in the slot. While it is easy to get excited about Rogers' size-speed potential, one of his greatest attributes is simply his toughness, as he absorbed several big collisions on games viewed and never dropped a pass due to a hit while at Tennessee. Rogers is a powerful runner who fights for additional yardage and has the agility and speed to run away from the pack for explosive plays.
Weaknesses: Generally a reliable pass catcher, but will occasionally look to juke the defender before securing the pass, resulting in an occasional bad drop. Until he cleans up the conception that he's a troublemaker, it may not matter how talented Rogers is, NFL teams will be too concerned to give him the first-round grade his talent deserves.
In his final mock draft Matt Miller of Bleacher Report mocked Rogers in the third round to the Detroit Lions.