STRENGTHS - Rogers has good height and length and displays very good straight-line speed. He has solid hands and demonstrates the ability to consistently catch the ball away from his frame without breaking stride. He is not afraid to work over the middle and absorb heavy contact despite his thin frame, and he shows excellent awareness when working on the boundary and works to keep his feet in bounds.
WEAKNESSES - Rogers has a thin frame and is consequently too easily redirected off his routes by physical defensive backs. He runs upright and looks stiff at times getting in and out of his breaks, preventing him from having the acceleration needed to consistently create separation. He lacks the strength and aggressiveness to be an effective blocker in the run game. He played almost exclusively out of the slot at Tennessee. .
SUMMARY - Zach Rogers was probably the most dependable receiving option at Tennessee because of his consistent hands, but he is a one-speed athlete that will struggle to make a roster at the next level. While he displays solid speed moving north and south it's his inability to run tight routes and accelerate out of his breaks that keeps him from separating against man coverage. He needs to add significant bulk to his frame and become a more physical player, as not only is rerouted way too easily but he is an ineffective blocker as well. His hands and long speed are likely to entice some teams but unless he gets significantly stronger and learns to sit down in and out of his breaks he is unlikely to make a final roster out of camp.