NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2013: Jordan Rodgers

jordan-rodgersJordan Rodgers
Quarterback – Vanderbilt
6’1″ 212 pounds

Scouting Report: A little short for a quarterback, Rodgers has a smooth, quick release and a nice throwing motion. Rodgers has some maneuverability and can be quick and athletic when need be, and is able to throw with anticipation of his receivers.  According to scouts, Rodgers looked fluid and natural during practices but there were some concerns about his footwork and balance and that can lead to consistency issues.  Rodgers was by far the most vocal of all the quarterbacks and possesses natural leadership.

Notes:  Rodgers completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns and only five interceptions as he led the Commodores to a 9-4 overall record as well as a 5-3 record in the SEC.  However, the Collegiate Bowl didn’t go so well as his team was blown out, 34-0.  Rodgers was consistently under pressure and rolling right during many of his dropbacks, but  completed 8 of 11 passes for 87 yards and no turnovers on a team that had five in the course of the game.  Rodgers can be accurate, but also wasn’t deterred by pressure. About Rodgers, Todd McShay wrote that “the more I study him, the more I like him.”  Bill Polian too was impressed by what he saw from Rodgers on the ESPN broadcast.  Rodgers performance and his intensive work at Velocity Sports in Southern California might end up earning him a trip to the Indianapolis Combine and some higher draft recognition.