Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers invokes Sanders at workout

Published on March 14, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

It can ever be a bad thing to be compared to Barry Sanders — not even in the smallest capacity.

So it goes without saying the fact that Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers invoked the Hall of Famer’s name after the Beavers’ pro day held on March 11 says something about his potential.

After Rodgers (5-foot-6 3/8, 197 pounds) worked out in front of 25 teams last week, he was described as showing “Barry Sanders-type of quickness,” according to one observer. Rodgers certainly played like him last season, rushing for 1,184 yards and 14 touchdowns.

For his workout, he did all of the NFL Scouting Combine drills again, improving on his 4.56-second 40-yard dash time in Indy. Rodgers ran it this time in 4.49 and 4.51. He also had a 4.29 short shuttle and 7.33 3-cone drill. He followed that up with a 34-inch vertical jump and 9-8 broad jump.

If you ask me, I think this kid could fit well in a multiple-back system.

Notable among the other 10 guys who worked outside on FieldTurf:

C Alex Linnenkohl (6-1 7/8, 297) — He broad jumped 7-7 and benched 225 pounds 31 times, but stood on everything else at the combine.

DE/OLB Gabe Miller (6-3 ¼, 250) — He was not at the combine. He ran 4.61 and 4.63 40s, had a 36-inch vertical, a 9-6 broad jump, a 4.22 short shuttle, a 6.93 3-cone drill, and did 33 bench press reps. With his performance, he probably vaulted himself to become a lower-round pick.

Stephen Paea. Remember him? The guy who set the combine bench press record with 49 reps? He couldn’t work out because of an undisclosed injury, but will do so at a date to be determined.

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