Jacquizz Rodgers Scouting Report
|School:||Oregon State Beavers|
|Height & Weight:||5'7 - 191 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State
Rodgers has put up some impressive numbers in his own right over the last three years. As a freshman he rushed for 1,291 yards on 259 carries and reached the end zone a total of 12 times. It was during his sophomore campaign in 2009 when Rodgers burst onto the national scene. He once again shattered the 1,000 yard mark on the ground with 1,440 yards on 273 carries. Rodgers also caught an amazing 78 passes out of the backfield for a total of 522 yards. The most impressive number coming out of that season was his 22 total touchdowns…and that is not even counting his 14-yard touchdown pass.
At 5-7 and 191 pounds, Rodgers is not a bruising back. He needs space to make plays and how well his game translates to the NFL remains to be seen. Rodgers is certainly not the first amazing athlete to put up great numbers in college and head off to the NFL. Many of those players have been very successful at the next level as a change of pace back who is a threat to find the end zone every time he touches the ball. If he leaves early, Rodgers cannot stay on the draft board too long.
3/15 Update: Rodgers had a very, very disappointing NFL combine. He measured in shorter than expected and ran much slower than expected. Rodgers is not the traditional little speed back, but teams still expected him to be bigger and faster. However, at Oregon State's pro day, Rodgers got taller and faster, at least according to the Beavers. The speed issue at the combine was likely a fluke and he is much closer to a 4.5 guy than a 4.74 back. However, his draft stock may not have time to recover and he is likely a third round selection at best.