10 Jul 2014
The difference between a college star and an NFL starter is a player’s ability to integrate skills into meaningful play. Otherwise, his value to the team will be little more than that of a bright and shiny athletic object sitting on the bench and collecting rust.
Cal’s tight end Richard Rodgers is a player I’ve been meaning to cover for months, but this No Huddle Series has been sitting in my “drafts” bin since February. Rodgers was one of those prospects where there was a wide range of upside-downside based on how a team saw his fit in its offense. The reason is that Rodgers has played at an H-Back weight below 250 lbs and at an inline weight of 270 lbs.
Read more at the RSP blog.
4 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2014, 12:28pm by justanothersteve
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.