With the 189th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams added some backfield oomph in Virginia Tech FB Sam Rogers.
Our sibling site, Gobbler Country, the SB Nation community for fans of the Virginia Tech Hokies, has documented Rogers’ efforts over the years. A recent piece at HQ, though, focused on his scoring abilities.
Here are his major NFL.com draft profile notes:
A little ball of aggression. Able to play on all three downs. Has experience as ball carrier, pass catcher, pass protector and lead blocker. Can block from multiple sets and formations. Consistently productive for three consecutive years. Low center of gravity provides additional power as a runner. Carries good acceleration and knee bend to his target. Viable play-action pass catching fullback. Gives good effort as a blocker. Able to stuff and seal on down blocks from wingback spot.
Gets over-amped in space as a blocker. Needs to play with less wasted motion and more body control. Second level blocking approach lacks patience at times. Squatty with short arms and struggles to sustain blocks against players with length.
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