Clemson football WR Amari Rodgers has the potential to become one of the top wide receivers in the country as he heads into his final season.
The 2019 Clemson football season didn’t quite go as planned for WR Amari Rodgers.
Rodgers tore his ACL in spring practice and feverishly worked to rehab the injury over the course of the summer. The result was an absolutely astounding return just two games into the season.
Despite the quick return, Rodgers was silent at times through the year and ended the season with just 30 receptions for 426 yards and four touchdowns.
Though Rodgers wasn’t targeted near as much in 2019, there is reason to believe that 2020 will be his best season yet. The wide receiver has already proven to have great hands and strength, but it’s going to be his explosiveness and route-running ability that’s on display this coming season.
Rodgers is going to have all spring and summer to develop more chemistry with Trevor Lawrence.
I fully expect during that time that he’ll become a trusted option by Lawrence and, as a result, step onto the field as a ‘safety blanket’ of sorts for the quarterback. Lawrence didn’t necessarily have that ‘check-down option’ that he could rely on, especially in third down situations and I firmly believe that will be Rodgers this coming year.
Not only will Rodgers be a favorite target of Lawrence in check-down situations this year, but he is going to have a great chance to showcase his athleticism and explosiveness. Rodgers is a play-maker who has the ability to take a short pass and turn it into a long gain.
He can also maneuver routes in a way that allows him to get open and become a homerun threat.
All of those skills are going to be clearly seen by Clemson football fans in the 2020 season and who knows? There’s certainly potential that Rodgers could become a darkhorse candidate for a spot on the All-American team.