Aaron Rogers wasn't heavily pursued by recruiters out of high school. In fact, he didn't get a single Division I scholarship offer, so he chose to go the junior college route before joining the California program where he emerged as one of the top passers in the Pac-10 in 2003.
He possesses one of the best arms in the draft and can make all the throws with good velocity and touch. He has a quick, strong release, great mechanics, fantastic release point, and pinpoint accuracy. He's also a smart quarterback who makes great reads and few mistakes. He shows tremendous poise in the pocket, is fearless, and is willing to stand in there and take a shot.
He doesn't possess great athletic ability, but has good awareness and moves around well in the pocket. He displays good footwork, sets up quickly, and makes quick decisions. Rogers has improved considerably at going through his progressions and does a good job of looking off the safety.
He was remarkably efficient in Jeff Tedford's pro-style offense, and he should make a quick transition to the NFL. He also has great leadership skills and intelligence, and was almost like an extension of the coaching staff out on the field.
Rogers is one of the draft's most complete quarterbacks, but he doesn't have prototypical size. He's listed at 6-2, but is probably more like 6-1, possibly shorter. There are also concerns that he could be a system quarterback coming out of a QB-friendly offense.
Aaron Rogers is the top prospect at quarterback and the top player overall on About Football's prospect rankings. He should be selected in the top five overall and could possibly be the top selection overall.
In 2003, Rogers completed 215-of-349 pass attempts for 2,903 yards (61.6%) with 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also ran with the ball 86 times for 210 yards and five TDs.
In 2004, he connected on 209-of-316 attempts for 2,566 yards (66.1%) with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also carried the ball 74 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns.