Chicago Bears draft stock: Amari Rodgers | Wide Receiver | Clemson
It’s hard to imagine why Amari Rodgers doesn’t get enough love when it comes to the NFL Draft. He was the main target to Trevor Lawrence and showed it tallying over 1,000 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for Clemson this season. At the Senior Bowl, he brought that ability too and showed that he deserves more attention.
The small, speedy slot wide receiver consistently showed great hands and route running both in practice and in the games. Specifically, he made a nice catch for a touchdown between two defenders on a perfect pass from Mond.
Rodgers consistently burned defenders in college and can do it in the NFL too. He may be short, but he has a thick body that shouldn’t get banged up when he takes the big hits in the open field — if players can even get to him. His great route-running ability coupled with his explosive tendencies makes him a Tyreek Hill-Esque player that would be lethal from the slot.
The Bears may lose Allen Robinson and they should part ways with Anthony Miller as well. If that is the case, they need to draft at least one wide receiver specifically a slot wide receiver. Rodgers could fill this hole and having the playmaking ability of him and Darnell Mooney would be hard to stop.
- Mac Jones, Quarterback, Alabama
- Michael Carter, Running Back, North Carolina
- Dez Fitzpatrick, Wide Receiver, Louisville
- Aaron Banks, Offensive Lineman, Notre Dame
- Daelin Hayes, Edge Rusher, Notre Dame
- Keith Taylor, Cornerback, Washington
- KJ Britt, Linebacker, Auburn
- Richie Grant, Safety, UCF