The wide receiver class is so over looked when it comes to stars like Devonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase, and Jaylen Waddle. There is one wide receiver I’ve been keeping my eye on since the end of the regular season; Amari Rodgers out of Clemson.
In his college football career, Rodgers has 181 receptions for 2,144 yards, and 15 touchdowns. He averages 11.8 yards per reception. In 2018, he served in the punt return game, returing 39 kicks for 299 yards and one touch down.
Rodgers stand at 5’10 and weighs 210 pounds. He would be a good fit for an NFL team in the slot, and could also take snaps on the outside. He has been very effective in the screen game, usually on bubble screens. He is able to gain separation with his quickness off the snap. He may not have the height, but he is never afraid to attack the ball.
He is certainly someone to keep an eye on. As of now going through mock draft simulators, he has been picked up in the 4th round. I can see him being a 3rd-4th round pick. He has the qualities to be a reliable receiver, especially in the slot. He also had the gift of having a fantastic quarterback throwing him the ball, so it would be interesting to see how he would fit on the team with an okay quarterback. However, I do think he would be able to help out a struggling quarterback and offense.
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Dylan Davis is a graduate of the State University of New York at Canton, where he obtained a B.A.A in Sport Management. He is a former athlete of football and baseball and sports fan for much of his life. Dylan creates content for 366 Sports and New York Giants 366, and is also a host on his own show, “The J&D Sports Show”.