ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said Wednesday afternoon that former Tennessee and Tennessee Tech receiver Da'Rick Rogers will be a mid-round selection in the NFL draft, which begins two weeks from today.
"He's a talented kid who showed that in the SEC at Tennessee," Kiper said. "He showed that again this past year at Tennessee Tech and had his moments where he looked like an early round pick. I think he gets pushed down a bit because there are a lot of wide receivers in that group who don't have any red flags, but I think talent will get him to the fourth round and maybe the third.
"If I had to project it right now, I would say the fourth round."
Rogers had 1,040 receiving yards for the Volunteers in 2011 and 893 for the Golden Eagles last year.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...