Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.
Packers select...Aaron Rodgers, QB California.
Would almost have to go Aaron Rogers or Jason Campbell with Favre on his last legs
rogers or a DB
Campbell or Jackson.
Or Chaning Crowder, LB from Florida.
The Rogers slide ends here.
Charlie Frye, he's a Brett Favre clone!!!!!!
Cody could add toughness to their D all right
Aaron has slid pretty far already, maybe we will draft him in the second and package him for resale later.
Aaron has stoped sliding
Aaron Rodgers, QB, California
Height: 6:01.5 Weight: 223
Overview: Rodgers was a two-time All-Section selection at Pleasant Valley (Chico, Cal.) High School, where he threw for 2,176 yards as a senior and 2,243 yards during his junior campaign. He attended Butte (Cal.) Junior College in 2002, where he led the team to a No. 2 ranking in the national polls, completing 164 of 265 passes (61.9 percent) for 2,408 yards, 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions, adding 294 yards with seven scores on 101 carries (2.9 avg.). A true student of the game and a bright protege of coach Jeff Tedford, Rodgers emerged as one of the nation's premier quarterbacks as a junior in 2004. His 161.2 passer efficiency rating in established a school single-season record, as he led the fifth-ranked offense (492.4 ypg) in the NCAA Division 1-A ranks. He boasts a 17-5 record as a starting quarterback for the Bears. In two seasons at California, Rodgers completed 424 of 665 passes (63.8 percent) for 5,469 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, adding 336 yards and eight scores on 160 rushing attempts (2.1 avg). His passer efficiency rating of 150.31 shattered the previous school career record of 142.6 by David Barr (1992-94). His 5,469 yards passing rank seventh in California-Berkeley annals and his 43 touchdown passes rank fifth. Only Rich Campbell (64.5 percent, 1977-80) had a higher pass completion percentage in school history. Only Randy Gold (10, 1960-62) had fewer interceptions in a career as Cal's starting passer. Rodgers' percentage of 1.95 passes that were intercepted broke the old school all-time record of 2.74 percent by Pat Barnes (26 on 950 throws, 1993-96). In the 2004 Southern California contest, Rodgers tied the NCAA single-game consecutive completions record, connecting on his first 23 attempts (Tee Martin of Tennessee first accomplished that feat vs. South Carolina in 1998) and set a new NCAA overall consecutive completions record with 26 consecutive (three at Oregon State and 23 at USC), breaking Martin's 1998 record of 24. Rodgers gained 5,805 yards in total offense at California, the sixth-best career total in school annals. His 3,113 total yards in 2003 are topped only by Pat Barnes (3,499 in 1996) on Cal's season-record chart.
Analysis: Positives... Also has displayed good athletic ability and change of direction agility for the position. ... Has a good setup and a quick release to go along with very good arm strength. ... Rarely will he make questionable decisions. ... Has no trouble reading defenses and will not force the ball into traffic (see low interception percentage). ... Has shown flashes of great play-making ability due to his good athleticism and very good arm strength. ... He's a developing prospect with all the physical tools, displaying excellent quickness in his delivery and release. ... Very effective at generating the quickness and snap on the forward motion of his release to easily loft the ball into his target's waiting hands. ... His feet are very quick, but it's his long ball accuracy and touch that stand out, taking enough off his long throws to feather the ball to receivers. ... While Rodgers is not the biggest quarterback you will find, he does have a loose arm, tight circle and knows how to step into his throws. ... The thing you notice on film is his ability to flash a good pass set, drift and soft touch, showing the vision and awareness to slide and move in and out of the pocket with ease. ... Displays a smooth, accurate long ball and can run the quarterback draw like a tailback, making him a definite running threat.
Negatives... Shows good poise, especially when faced with pressure, but must stand in the pocket longer to wait for the play to develop.
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 4.74 in the 40-yard dash...340-pound bench press...32 5/8-inch arm length...9 3/8-inch hands. COMBINE: 4.71 in the 40-yard dash. ... 34 1/2-inch vertical leap. ... 9'2" broad jump. ... 35 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Pleasant Valley (Chico, Cal.) High, where he was a two-time All-Section choice in 2000 and '01...Passed for a combined 4,419 yards during his junior and senior seasons... Set single-game school records for touchdowns (6) and all-purpose yards (440), and single-season marks for passing yards (2,176) and total yards (2,466).
Personal: American Studies major...Son of Darla and Ed Rodgers...Born 12/02/83...Resides in Chico, California.
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Poor guy. They are going to eat him alive in Green Bay. You never want to have to replace a legend QB. He could have a very good career and still be hated (ask Danny White).
As much as I hate GB I thank them for stopping the bleeding for Rogers. I was sick of seing him on TV.