Monday, June 21, 2010
2010 Countdown: #84 Davion Rogers
Name: Davion Rogers
Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Harding High School in Warren, OH
Position: Outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid
Jersey number: N/A
Prediction for 2010: Redshirt
Rogers has all kinds of athleticism paired with the bulk of a wind sock. That's not a good combination for playing early. Recruited to play the "Quick" outside linebacker/defensive end spot, he'll immediately be behind sophomore starter Craig Roh and redshirt junior Brandon Herron. Along with those two, a big chunk of fellow freshmen were recruited to play Quick, all of whom have more college-ready bodies: Ken Wilkins, Jordan Paskorz, and Jake Ryan.
Rogers' best chance for contributing in 2010 is on special teams. He has the speed and athleticism to get downfield and wreak some havoc on kick coverage teams, but I still expect him to spend his practice hours in Mike Barwis' dungeon: bench press, front squat, chocolate milk, repeat.