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Carlos Rogers CB Auburn 61 194
By: Robert Davis

Carlos Rogers has always been a solid football player, but he truly emerged his senior season. He took home the Thorpe Award for the nations top defensive back, after totaling 47 tackles, 5 for loss, with 2 interceptions. For his career, he had 181 tackles, 7 interceptions, and 45 pass breakups.

Rogers is a great all around corner prospect. He has good size, speed, and athleticism. What makes him a great player however is his attitude. Hes tough, will get in your face, and never give up. Hes just a great football player. He can turn and run with most receivers, make plays on the ball, but will also make a hit in the running game. He has very good instincts and can play bump, man up, or in zone coverage.

Rogers has a lot of experience, but he still relies on talent too much. He needs to get with a coach to teach him the corner spot, and to help him reach his full potential. He could get stronger too, which will help him keep the jam on receivers at the line and help him finish off more tackles.

Rogers took a big step forward this season, and it has resulted in a first round grade. I expect him to hear his name called in the last half of the first round, but with great workouts, he may go earlier than that. He has big time upside, and should be a very good NFL corner.

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