Darreus Rogers Signs With Seattle Seahawks As Undrafted Free Agent

USC’s Darreus Rogers has joined the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, the wide receiver announced on Twitter.

Darreus Rogers may have missed out on being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he didn’t wait long to find his new NFL home.

The USC wide receiver revealed on Twitter just as the draft ended that he will sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

Rogers was USC’s second leading receiver in 2016, capping off his career with his best season as a Trojan including 56 catches for 696 yards and four touchdowns.

The 6-foot-1, 215 pound receiver had 127 catches for 1,487 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career, finishing with an All-Pac-12 honorable mention and USC’s Offensive Perimeter Player of the Year Award.

Though he proved himself as a reliable pass catcher for the Trojans, with impressive body control and strong hands, NFL scouts knocked him for his physical deficiencies.

Posting a 4.90-second 40-yard dash at USC’s Pro Day, Rogers’ lack of speed was considered a major concern as the draft approached.

Ultimately, that lack of speed cost him a place in the draft, but his above-average ball skills ensured that he would not be out in the wind for long.

Rogers now joins Pete Carroll’s Seahawks squad with the potential to provide a weapon for Russell Wilson in Seattle and the chance to make 31 teams regret passing on him in the draft.

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