Last weekend we told you how Buffalo Bills rookie head coach Dough Marrone said that former Vols receiver Da’Rick Rogers has “one shot” to stick with the team.
It may be early, but so far it looks like Rogers is making the most of his one opportunity with the Bills.
So far in OTA’s Rogers has looked great. On the first day he caught a 65 yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kolb and an 80 yard touchdown pass from fellow rookie EJ Manual.
Chris Brown, who covers the Bills, said that Rogers “simply beat his coverage on both occasions”.
After the first day of practice Rogers seemed comfortable and confident in the Bill’s offense.
They’re calling the plays, I had a deep post on a couple of plays and I just got behind the coverage. I used my speed and size.
From a physical standpoint Rogers was my favorite receiver in the draft this year. He’s not quite Julio Jones, but he is a freak of an athlete at 6’2″/217 lbs. There’s a reason a lot of teams, along with the Bills, had a first to second round grade on him.
Rogers, who seems to have put his past transgressions behind him, will have plenty of competition in Buffalo.
Steve Johnson is the teams default number one receiver. In addition to Johnson the Bills return second year receiver TJ Graham, another guy that has looked good early in OTA’s.
Buffalo also drafted Robert Woods out of USC and Marquise Goodwin out of Texas, two players that have not been able to participate in OTA’s due to schooling.
Competition typically breeds success, we’ll have to wait and see if that will be the case for Da’Rick Rogers and the Buffalo Bills.
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