Amari Rodgers is a stocky slot receiver from Clemson. Here’s more about this intriguing day two prospect in a loaded receiver class.
The 2021 wide receiver class has been well documented in it’s depth and talent at the wide receiver position. Projected as potentially the greatest of all time, this class is sending numerous potential star talents to the NFL. A player that is not getting much national attention is Clemson’s Amari Rodgers.
Weight: 211 lbs
Hands: 9 1/2
40 Yard Dash: 4.45
Broad Jump: 10-8
Vertical Jump: 33.0
Wake Forest (2020), OSU (2020), UNC (2019)
Rodgers is going to be best in the short to intermediate areas of the field, but has shown flashes of winning on vertical routes from the slot. He’s very effective in the screen game. His thick lower half and 4.45 speed helps in making him difficult to tackle in the open field. Rodgers is an effective and physical blocker in the run game (which existed a lot thanks to Clemson’s countless quarterback run play calls with Trevor Lawrence). There’s little wasted movement in his routes, as he smoothly and quickly moves his body to create space versus zone coverage. His backfield experience, preventing him from being a “slot only” player.
While he can play in the backfield, Rodgers is still limited to playing primarily in the slot. Short arms make his catch radius relatively small (has a few plays where he extends and makes tough catches). He doesn’t have drop problems, but there are a few concentration drops on his tape. Could stand to be more aware on the scramble drill and open himself up to the quarterback.
Other scouting notes
At Clemson’s pro day, Rodgers took part in the running back drills. Using him out of the backfield would be wise for whatever team drafts him.
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