After the draft ended the Bills and their fans had to be pretty excited about their new additions. A few draftees taken were a possible franchise quarterback, a potential number one wide receiver and a good linebacker. It was something after the draft however that had people talking. Da ’Rick Rogers went undrafted but didn’t really waste anytime signing on with the Bills.
He would end up not being drafted because of his off field issues while in college. I have done some reading on this guy and I’ve seen some projections of him being selected as early as the 2nd round. Others thought he would go in the later rounds knowing his past and problems that he could bring to an organization.
Coming out of high school Rogers was headed to Tennessee to play his college ball. His first year wasn’t anything really to be excited about as he didn’t contribute that much in the stats category. Football aside he didn’t really make the greatest of impressions as he was arrested for disorderly conduct. His numbers significantly improved in his sophomore year as he put up numbers like 67 catches, 1,040 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns. Those numbers eventually landed him on the ALL-SEC second team. He played for the Volunteers up to the start of the 2012 season where he was in the end dismissed for multiple failed drug tests. After that occurred he transferred to Tennessee Tech where he didn’t look to miss a beat. The numbers he put up at Tech definitely showed he could play: 78 catches, 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Now back to the Bills signing Rogers and hoping they can help him get back on track. I’m sure they are telling him your chances are running out and no one wants to see him just waste his talent. He can be a good player on this team I think as long as he doesn’t have any more off-fields issues. I say he makes the team and contributes starting right away. Does he get the chance?