The Atlanta Falcons used their first of two seventh-round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft on Eastern Washington offensive tackle Jake Rodgers. Rodgers was selected with the 225th overall pick in the draft.
Rodgers originally enrolled at Washington State as a tight end and defensive end before making the move to offensive line as a redshirt freshman. He started one year at right tackle, but then logged 12 starts at four different positions as a sophomore in 2012. He logged five starts at right tackle, three at right guard, three at left tackle and and one at left guard that season.
The following year, Rodgers transferred to Eastern Washington and quickly earned the starting right tackle position. He suffered a knee injury midseason, missing five games but finishing the season, starting four in 10 total appearances. As a senior, he started all 14 games at right tackle.
Rodgers measured 6’6″ and 315 pounds at his pro day, with 33-inch arms. He clocked a 5.24-second 40-yard dash and 8.04-second three-cone drill. He had 24 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and had a 30.5-inch vertical jump at his pro day as well.
Rodgers brings versatility to the Falcons with the potential to add depth at both guard and tackle.