Scouting Report-Aaron Rodgers

Only a junior Aaron Rodgers is already considered a top-quarterback prospect by NFL scouts. Though he had only one year of starting experience, Rodgers has a major advantage on the college level.

Full Name: Aaron Rodgers   School:  California
Ht: 6-1.5  Wt: 200  40: 4.75

The Good:   Fleet footed passer who makes positive plays in the pocket or on the move. Quickly sets up with solid footwork, moves around in order to find the open receiver and has an explosive release. Displays good zip on intermediate throws and leads targets with passes. Very accurate and smartly places the ball for pass catchers. Sells the ball fakes, displays the ability to elude the rush and gets rid of the ball rather then taking a sack. Shows tremendous field awareness, patience and buys as much time as possible for receivers. Slips the rush and gets outside the pocket. Goes through receiver progressions, does not rush as the pocket collapses and shows great field vision. Fleet footed and makes plays running the ball.

The Bad:   Winds-up which slows the delivery of passes. Gathers himself releasing the pass off a three-step drop. Must be more precise with the outs as the ball is late or off the mark. Seemingly has difficulty seeing over the line at times.

The Skinny:   Yet another terrific prospect being delivered by quarterback guru Jeff Tedford, Rogers looks to have the makings of an outstanding NFL-passer. Should be a perfect fit for a west coast offense, yet will also excel in other types of systems. And while he must improve his arm strength, the mental understanding of the position will help Rogers go a long way at the next level.


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