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Undrafted Kendrick Rogers Brings Size, Speed to Cowboys WR Competition

There's a long list of candidates vying for roster spots at with the in 2020. You may think of a lot of names before undrafted rookie Kendrick Rogers, but the former Aggie brings size and athleticism to the competition and could be a factor in 2020.

Rogers failed to have his name called during April's but was immediately signed by the Cowboys as a . Jeff Tarpley, who covers Texas A&M for 247 Sports, said recently that Dallas sees Kendrick as a potential redzone threat.

He can high point a ball, use his body to box out a defender, and bail out a . Rogers has 6 foot 4 length and also 4.52 speed in the forty that give the Cowboys the basis for hope that he can build around his best attributes to become a more complete receiver.

However, that same article described Rogers' ceiling as “quite low” and he would need a lot of work to become true receiver. But if Kendrick can at least flash some potential over the next few months, Dallas will have a hard time letting go of someone with his physical gifts.

If the official heights are accurate than Rogers will be the tallest receiver in camp this year. and Aaron Parker are listed at 6'3″ and everyone else is shorter.

The fact that “you can't teach size” works in Kendrick's favor, but he's going to have to learn a lot about how to use it if he wants to stick around in Dallas. His low production in college is a big concern, averaging just 343.5 yards and 3.5 touichdowns over the last two seasons.

There's a lot of room for opportunity on the Cowboys' WR in 2020. While they have a clear top-3 with , , and , nothing is certain for the remaining roster spots.

Early contenders are players who we've seen in previous games; , Ventell Bryant, , and should all be competitive. Rogers also has to contend with other developmental prospects like Jon'Vea Johnson, Tevin Jones, and Aaron Parker.

Players like Brown, Bryant, and Wilson all have an because they bring value on top of their receiving work. Brown and Bryant are both bigger guys who can block and Wilson could wind up as Dallas' in 2020.

Working against Kendrick Rogers and other 2020 rookies, especially the undrafted ones, is the lack of summer practice work due to . It could be harder than ever for them to be noticed by coaches and compete with more polished prospects.

That said, Kendrick Rogers naturally stands tall on the field and with his ability to make highlight catches. If he can draw some eyeballs with those plays and work on the rest of his game, the competition is open enough that he can at least make the if not the bottom of the roster.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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