Scout Premium Content

Tight End Took Roller Coaster Path to NFL

Rodgers (Stephen Dunn - Getty)

The Packers' second of two third-round picks in the draft went from tight end to receiver back to tight end to realize his NFL dream. On Friday night, he immediately caught the attention of his new quarterback, thanks to having a surname and school in common.

With the last name Rodgers out of the University of California, the Green Bay Packers can't go wrong with their most recent draft pick, right? To close out their selections late Friday night, the Packers selected 6-foot-4 tight end Richard Rodgers II of the Pac 12 Conference's Golden Bears with a third-round compensatory pick at No. 98 overall. "Another Rodgers from Cal in Green Bay, sweet... Recommended Stories

  • Maybe it was never as bad as it seemed, but Green Bay's run defense is playing better, and a healthy Letroy Guion is one reason why. (John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

  • The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

  • One of the worst defenses in the league "can't wait" to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next