College Football Insiders begins it’s series of Pac-10 players to watch for the 2010 college season starting with the offensive side of the ball. Checking in at the lead-off spot is this Oregon State Beaver.
James Rodgers is not a typical wide receiver. In his freshman season Rodgers had more than twice as many rushing attempts as receptions (50-19). Even stranger, with all those attempts he still averaged more yards per rushing attempt than reception (11.7 per rush to 10.9 per catch). This can be explained by Oregon State coach Mike Riley’s awareness; the coach realized he needed to get Rodgers the ball, and also recognized Rodgers was not a polished enough receiver to get it in his hands as often as he would like. Riley’s