Washington State Football 2012 Evals: OL Jake Rodgers


Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Brett Bartolone (19) and offensive lineman Jake Rodgers (69) celebrate a two point conversion against Washington Huskies during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars would go onto beat the Huskies by a final score of 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Stats: N/A aside from 2 tackles

What he accomplished in 2012: It’s hard to really judge on how Jake Rodgers did overall due to the fact their aren’t any stats to judge him by. The other issue is that nobody on this offensive line should be labeled as “good” because let’s face it, they were straight up terrible and a reason this offense had trouble getting in a rhythm due to poor protection.

This was to be expected from this group because of the lack of talent on the offensive line and how Paul Wulff just didn’t recruit linemen until his final season, which is extremely unacceptable. For someone who was an offensive lineman in college, you’d think he’d put an emphasize on getting more offensive linemen to add more bodies and improve the talent. That wasn’t the case at all, and it hurt this team badly.

What I expect in 2013: What do I expect from Rodgers in 2013? It’s yet again hard to judge because nobody on the offensive line last year is guarantee to be back for sure on the line. This offensive line should look completely different come this fall, there will be some changes for sure but you can expect some guys to be back as well. If I had to guess, Rodgers will move inside to Guard and compete there. What I can expect from the entire offensive line, is an improvement… I hope.