Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Turn On The Jets will be breaking down all of the New York Jets undrafted free agents, first and second year roster players currently on the roster who you may not be that familiar with. New staff writer Cole Patterson continues the series with a look at Tennessee wide receiver Zach Rogers. Give Connor a follow on Twitter and a welcome to TOJ!  Name: Zach Rogers College: Tennessee Size: 6-0 / 182 Position: Wide Receiver Speed: 4.47 (40 yard dash)College Career: Rogers didn’t receive significant targets until his senior season, where he was third on the depth chart at wide receiver. Unfortunately for Rogers, he spent his senior year stuck behind two of the best wide receivers in the nation in Justin Hunter and Cordarelle Patterson. Even though he was often quarterback Tyler Bray’s last option, Rogers was second on the team in touchdowns with seven and hauled in a total of 32 receptions this past season. He averaged over fifteen yards per catch, displaying his big play ability. Highlight Tape #1: Rogers absolutely smokes North Carolina State defensive back David Amerson on a vertical route. Amerson was drafted in the second round by the Redskins and was easily one of the best defensive backs in the country, even posting a 13 interception season in 2011. Rogers displays an impressive acceleration/speed combination and hauls in a beautiful bomb from quarterback Tyler Bray, tracking the ball all the way. Highlight Tape #2: This tape is a little more impressive as Rogers displays his ability to take over a game from anywhere on the field. He shows he’s not just a slot receiver (a wrongful assumption), as he often lines up outside. His route running leads to a three touchdown performance against a highly ranked South Carolina team. Overall Scouting Report: Rogers has just enough speed to contribute in the NFL, most likely topping out as a third or fourth wide receiver. His size will limit him against stronger press corners but he’s sure handed, a vital quality when trying to make the back end of a depth chart. Even though teammates Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson drew most of the defensive attention, Rogers has shown he can beat top competition as he embarrassed top NC State cornerback David Amerson. The Jets seem to be a great fit for Rogers as his quick, precise routes are exactly what a West Coast Offense uses. Where He Fits: Making a team as a UDFA is one of the biggest challenges in the NFL, but fortunately for Rogers the Jets have no depth at wide receiver. After top three targets Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, and Jeremy Kerley, the battle for a spot on the depth chart is wide open. He’ll most likely be competing against players like Jordan White and Ryan Spadola as a depth slot receiver. If I had to pick between the three, my money is on Rogers, a player that has put up numbers against top competition with limited targets.
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