Tennessee Tech WR Da'Rick Rogers entering NFL draft
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers will bypass his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Rogers caught 61 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns in his lone season at Tennessee Tech. The 6-foot-3 junior caught 18 passes for 303 yards in a 41-38 double-overtime loss to Southeast Missouri State to set school single-game records in both categories.
Rogers had 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns for Tennessee in 2011 to earn all-Southeastern Conference honors. He transferred to Tennessee Tech after being suspended indefinitely by Tennessee. Rogers said positive drug tests caused his suspension.
During a teleconference Wednesday, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Rogers is a potential second- or third-round pick and that he had "as much talent as any receiver in this draft."