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Jake Rodgers

Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 315

Experience: 12 games started for Washington State at various OL positions. Transferred to Eastern Washington and played in 10 games with four starts in 2013. Started 14 games in 2014 at RT.

Accolades: 2014 FCS Offfensive Line First Team All-American
Games Watched: Montana, Montana State, Illinois State, Northern Arizona

Chad Dinkins Projected Round: 6-UDFA


Rodgers is an athletic player who has moved around the offensive line throughout his career at both WSU and EWU. He shows great hands that are connected to his feet when he moves. Possesses adequate power when engaged with the athletic ability to get to the second level, and displays a nastiness when run blocking.


Played offensive tackle at EWU during an All-American season, but projects as a guard at the next level. His movements are stiff versus quick edge rushers. He gets off balancing by lunging when blocking outside. He needs to play with leverage more consistently rather than trying to overpower each player naturally.


Rodgers is an athletic player with good feet who excelled at the FCS level after competing at a young age at the FBS level. He was a tight end and all-state post player in high school, which translated to the football field with his smooth footwork. He needs to increase his strength, but has the ability and size to move inside and add depth to an offensive line, and possibly work into a starting role down the line.

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Jacob Rodgers

Height: 6-6.5

Weight: 325

40: 5.41

Year: 5Sr

School: Eastern Washington

Position: T

Bio: Washington State transfer awarded All-America and all-conference honors last season when he broke into the starting line up on a full-time basis.

Positive: Large, smart blocker with next-level ability. Keeps his head on a swivel, shows good awareness and effective in pass protection as well as run blocking. Makes good use of angles and body positioning, displays better than average footwork and stays square. Blocks with a nasty attitude, controls opponents at the point of attack and easily rides defenders from the play. Shows ability blocking the edge and keeps his quarterback upright.

Negative: Must be more consistent with his hand use. Does not sink his hips at the line of scrimmage.

Analysis: After not establishing himself early in his college career, Rodgers' game took off in 2014. He possesses the size and upside potential to play the next level but must be more consistent with his fundamentals.

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