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Coach: Rodgers Had 'First-Round' Potential

Once upon a time, Cal's offensive coordinator had some incredibly harsh words for Richard Rodgers. Now, Tony Franklin helps make sense of the third-round pick used on the tight end with limited blocking experience.

Tony Franklin arrived as California's offensive coordinator with some harsh words for tight end Richard Rodgers. Through hard work, Rodgers changed Franklin's tune. "They're getting a really good athlete," Franklin told Packer Report this week. "Richard could almost play any position. He could probably throw the ball further than any player on our team, so he can do a little bit of everything... Recommended Stories