Former Vol WR Da'Rick Rogers entering draft
DEC 12, 2012 6:04p ET
The university announced Rogers' decision Wednesday. Rogers caught 61 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns in his lone season at Tennessee Tech. The 6-foot-3 junior caught 18 passes for 303 yards in a 41-38 double-overtime loss to Southeast Missouri State to set school records in both categories.
Rogers had 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns for Tennessee in 2011 to earn all-Southeastern Conference honors. He transferred to Tennessee Tech after Tennessee suspended him. Rogers said positive drug tests caused his suspension.
During a teleconference Tuesday, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Rogers is a potential second- or third-round pick and has "as much talent as any receiver in this draft."