Draft Profile: BioJustin Rogers from Parkway High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Rogers opted to join Kentucky.
In 2020 as a freshman Rogers saw action in 7 games and played on a total of 56 snaps for the Wildcats. He recorded 7 tackles, one assist, while adding 4 stops.
As a sophomore for the Wildcats in 2021 Rogers played in 12 games and took part on 209 snaps for the Wildcats. He recorded 11 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 4 total pressures, and 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
- Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
- Has the upper-body strength to rock his opponent back onto his heels.
- Rogers is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and Rogers displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
- He can set the edge in the run game with his stout build and strong core, and he has the powerful arms to shed blockers.
- He has the heavy hands and upper-body strength to win with power. Rogers drops his weight and anchors well against the run, holding up at the point of attack and capable of occupying double teams.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.
- Rogers is on the short side, and Rogers too often relies on his ability to overpower blockers rather than developing a repertoire of pass-rush moves.
- He’s squat and short, and he will have a tough time warding off blockers as a pass rusher.
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