He shows adequate footwork in his kickslide to cut off speed, absorbing contact well to swallow up rushers. But Rodgers plays too high and leaves his body exposed and susceptible to jabs and prefers to absorb rather than extend his punch, leading to balance issues. With his experience all over the line, Rodgers offers versatility with the athleticism to be a swing tackle on the scout team, but some scouts worry he might be damaged goods.
At 250-pounds out of high school, Rodgers was recruited as a tight end, but quickly moved to offensive line at Washington State, redshirting and seeing part-time action in 2011. He started 12 games for the Cougars in 2012 at four different positions, but decided to leave the program because it "wasn't working" for him. Rodgers transferred to Eastern Washington and missed half of the 2013 season with a knee injury, but returned in 2014 and started every game at right tackle as a senior, also seeing snaps inside at right guard.
05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Falcons' seven picks: Round 7/225 -- Jake Rodgers, G, 6-6, 315, Eastern Washington...Rodgers is athletic and could fit in a as a big guard. He was 250 pounds coming out of high school and was recruited as a tight end. He was moved to the line at Washington State. He redshirted and played for them in 2011. He started 12 games for the Cougars in 2012 at four different positions, but decided to leave the program. He transferred and missed half of the 2013 season with a knee injury. He returned in 2014 and started every game at right tackle and also played some at right guard. - The Sports Xchange