By: Jason Sarney
Clemson Tigers’ wide receiver Amari Rodgers has a shooting stock leading up into April's NFL Draft. A recent workout captured on social media showed his weight room strength and it matches his on-field toughness. A perfect slot receiver who was a 3-year starter on offense and a punt returner for the Tigers, he was a 2020 Biletnikoff semifinalist and first team All-ACC selection.
His senior year stat line of 77 receptions, 1020 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns were all career-highs. Rodgers finished his career at Clemson as the 6th leading receiver in career receptions and was also the 5th Tiger since 2000 to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and punt return in his career.
Rogers has excellent hands and tracks the ball extremely well, adjusting his body while reeling in the catch. He has a terrific ability to catch the ball and secure it fluidly as he heads up field, while protecting the ball with the proper hand closest to the sideline to alleviate any potential turnovers
He is fearless without being careless and sniffs the endzone while protecting the ball as well. He is a perfect player for the Dolphins to target day 2 if they are still in need of a pure slot receiver following Free Agency. Rodgers could return punts and even mix it up with Tyreek Hill-style sweeps and dropped passes much like they do in Kansas City.
Jakeem Grant had a very shaky offensive 2020, and Rodgers is certainly a rookie upgrade if Miami were to part with the veteran. Rogers also has terrific pedigree being the son of former Tennessee national champion quarterback Tee Martin. Rogers was also given the Tim Bourret Award in 2000 which goes to the Clemson University Tiger who best represents himself in the media. A perfect player for coach Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins if they're looking for value at the receiver position.