Originally written on One Jet At A Time  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Zach Rogers is an UDFA (Undrafted Free Agent) wide receiver signee, coming out of the University of Tennessee. Rogers landed onto the Jets squad after the signing of many other UDFA's. Scouts have praised Rogers for his play at Tennessee, some even expected him to get drafted. Although Zach Rogers wasn't a big time breakout player at UT, he was arguably the most consistent receiver on the team. Even alongside receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter. Let's start with criticism... Rogers is no doubt one of the smaller guys at receiver (6', 182 lbs). This could be the "life and death" of a career. Smaller guys coming across the middle of the gridiron may lead to the bigger, huskier linebackers licking their chops for a meal. Size does matter in some cases on the field, and it can be the difference of a few extra yards, or getting the wind knocked out of your chest. Being a wideout may not be in the future for Rogers, but if he were to take over a slot position in the near future, the offense will have a weapon in the making. Strength is also questionable, but this is always a skill a player can improve on in the weight room. Strength determines if a player can handle the upcoming block. This would definitely need to be improved on by Zach Rogers if he were to make the team. A team can never have enough run support. (More after the jump...) Still, Rogers is a great pick-up for the Green and White. Skip to about 1:29 for an awesome route and catch by Rogers. A quarterback of any accuracy would love to have Rogers on his team. Zach Rogers has a knack of putting his body on the line for any kind of ball near him. Behind, below, above---you can be sure that this receiver will not give up a play.  Some receiver's tend to drop the ball after getting met with a big hit. This is not the case for our UDFA. Zach possesses the courage, willingness, and hands to hang onto the ball after taking a hit. Awareness is at the top of the level and proven to be a great asset for a receiver of his stature.  JetNation should look forward to Rogers lighting up linebackers with his mobility. Big time speed isn't the case here for Rogers, but I wouldn't be surprised if he manages to get past defenses. Finally, I think that it would be wise for the Jets to hang onto Zach Rogers, assuming all remains the same from here on out. Rogers will make a workable slot receiver in the present, and hopefully turn into a playmaker in the future. Not many players put their body on the line like Rogers does, especially with his kind of hands. If the Jets do not keep Rogers on the squad, I, along with many that have watched him, will be very disappointed.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Gregg Marshall's show canceled, Bama speculation grows

Report: Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Demaryius Thomas planning to skip Broncos' workouts

Rockets GM: We think we can win NBA title despite injuries

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended over text messages

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box after murder

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

Report: Sam Bradford wouldn't sign extension with Browns

Jimbo Fisher: Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

Joe Namath parties with twin 100 year-old women

WATCH: Mike Napoli hits home run as bat shatters

WATCH: Marc Gasol misses shot, rips jersey in disgust

PHOTO: Minor league team to wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys

Lions LB DeAndre Levy takes ride on top of a moving plane

Colts owner addresses Indiana religious freedom bill

John Calipari addresses controversial ND comments

Arizona coach Sean Miller rips critics: 'Go cheer for ASU'

Report: NFL could push extra point back to 15-yard line

Urban Meyer: 'No issue' with Braxton Miller's Instagram post

Tiger Woods drops out of top 100 for first time in 19 years

Top 10 stories from NCAA Tourney's second weekend

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Browns GM suspended for texts

Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It's sparring tall-tale season

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: Can every team win?

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.