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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Carlos Rogers

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 196 | College: Auburn
 
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Overview

Positives … Well-built, strong athlete with good overall muscle tone, broad shoulders, thick chest, long, muscular arms, good bubble and a V-shaped torso … Physical and tough player who takes well to hard coaching … Showed great improvement in his play in 2004, as he no longer seemed hesitant in his reactionary skills or afraid of giving up the big play …

Shows good acceleration to the ball and looks comfortable playing the wide corner position in a Cover-2 scheme, where he can sit and read underneath round and break downhill … He has exceptional timed speed, but sometimes it does not translate to the field (takes extra steps in transition) … Has adequate body control to make adjustments on the move and shows urgency getting into position to defend the ball … Has the strength to challenge and press receivers at the line of scrimmage … Shows the speed to run and recover on deep routes … Does a good job of maintaining hand placement to reroute receivers and has the change of direction agility to stay on his man's hips, even when they execute double moves … Displayed better hand usage around the line of scrimmage in 2004, getting good leverage when he utilized his hands to stack and control … More of a drag-down type of tackler, but stays low in his pads and takes better angles to the ball than he did earlier in his career.

Negatives … Showed much more confidence in his athletic ability in 2004, but in the past he would struggle in off coverage and give up too much cushion on the ball. It looked like he was hesitant to give up the big play … Has improved his work habits, but will do his "own thing" at times and needs to work in a structured environment to get the best out of his skills … Played mostly in man coverage in 2004 and had good success there, but still does not show a good feel to anticipate routes and is late on his turn when he peeks into the backfield too long … Has the speed to run with the receivers, but shuffles his feet too much through routes and lacks ideal hip snap to turn and run in transition … Can locate the receivers in front of him in zone coverage, but gets up on his heels too much … Not a fan of run support, as he gets tied up by combo blocks and gets soft when he has to face up to the offensive linemen … Lunges and leaves his feet too much when making open field tackles … The staff calls him a "coach on the field," but he has only adequate field awareness, shows stiffness in his turns, still allows too much separation and needs several reps to retain plays … His Wonderlic score and spending a season at Hargrave Academy is evidence that he is still a work in progress as far as field intelligence goes … Strictly a boom or bust type that may be better served in a Cover-2 system.

2004 Season

Started twelve games … Sat out the Arkansas clash after he suffered a left thumb fracture the previous week vs. Tennessee, undergoing surgery in late October and played in several games with a cast on his hand … Finished with 29 tackles (17 solos) and a stop behind the line of scrimmage … Recovered a fumble and deflected nine passes … Also had an interception.

2003 GAME Analysis

Southern California … Began the season with 5 tackles (3 solos) and a pass break-up.

Tennessee … Deflected two passes and posted 4 tackles (3 solos) with an interception before fracturing his thumb.

Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Louisiana State and Georgia … Made a pair of tackles in each game.

Mississippi … Added four tackles (2 solos).

Alabama … Recovered a fumble and made another four hits while also deflecting a pass.

Wisconsin (Music City Bowl) … Credited with 3 tackles (2 solos) and four pass break-ups.

2003 Season

Started nine contests, collecting 48 tackles (34 solos) with two stops for losses of 2 yards, nine pass deflections and four interceptions for 48 yards in returns.

2002 GAME ANALYSIS

Southern California … Posted 7 tackles (3 solos) in the season opener.

Vanderbilt, Florida and Mississippi State … Added six tackles in each game.

Syracuse … Intercepted two passes, returning one 35 yards and was in on two tackles.

Mississippi … Returned an interception 13 yards and had five solo tackles.

Georgia … Batted away two passes and collected four solo stops.

Alabama … Added an interception and four solo tackles.

Penn State (Capital One Bowl) … Did not make a tackle, but deflected one pass.

2002 Season

Named to The Sporting News Freshman All-American second-team … Member of the All-SEC freshman team … Finished fourth on the team with a career-high 58 tackles (46 solos) … Recovered a fumble and led the team with twelve pass deflections.

2001 GAME ANALYSIS

Mississippi … Batted away two passes and delivered 5 tackles (4 solos).

Mississippi State … Registered a career-high 10 tackles (8 solos) and deflected two passes.

Florida … Followed with five solo tackles.

Georgia … Made 7 tackles (5 solos) and knocked down two passes.

Alabama … Credited with three pass deflections and 9 tackles (8 solos).

Louisiana State (SEC Championship) … Delivered 8 tackles (7 solos) and two pass break-ups.

North Carolina (Peach Bowl) … Finished the year with 6 tackles (5 solos).

2001 Season

Attended Hargrave Military Academy to improve his academics.

Injury Report

2001: Underwent surgery on Nov. 12 to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb.

2003: Sat out the Arkansas game after he fractured his left thumb in the Tennessee game. Had surgery in October and returned to play with a cast on his hand in several games.

Track

Sociology major … Son of Linda and David Rogers … Born 7/02/81 … Resides in Hephzibah, Georgia.

High School

4.42 in the 40-yard dash … 300-pound bench press … 275-pound power clean … 38.5-inch vertical jump … 10'9" broad jump … 4.06 20-yard shuttle … 31 -inch arm length … 8 -inch hands … Right-handed … 11/22 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Butler (Augusta, Ga.) High School, playing football for coach David Land …

Two-way player who rushed for 1,332 yards and eleven touchdowns as a senior … Also had 47 tackles and two interceptions that year … As a junior, he ran for 1,224 yards and scored eleven times … Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-Region, Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia 75", All-State honorable mention, Augusta Chronicle All-Area and All-Metro choice … Selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game and the Georgia-Florida All-Star game … Also played basketball and averaged 14.2 points per game from point guard position as a senior and 13.8 points as a junior … Lettered in track and posted top times of 10.7 in the 100-meter and 21.0 in the 200-meter dashes.

 
 

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