The Buffalo Bills signed rookie free agent wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, who played college ball at Tennessee Tech.
I'm a Buffalo Bill.
— Da'Rick Rogers (@darickrogers) April 28, 2013
Rogers was expected to get drafted, but off the field problems ended up being his demise and no one took him.
Though Rogers does have off the field concerns after getting kicked out of the Tennessee program for failed drug tests, the risk is minimal as an undrafted player. Buffalo thought very highly of his route running ability.
“He’s the most polished of those three Tennessee receivers in my opinion in terms of route running and all that,” said Bills scout Tom Roth in reference to Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter, who Rogers played with at Tennessee before finishing up at Tech. “He reminds me physically of Eric Moulds, that body type. That’s what I thought when I saw him. A big, physical, muscular guy. Explosive. He had a 39-inch vertical. He ran a 4.48 at the Combine. He’s got all the physical stuff.”