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TE coach Fontenot talks about Rodgers

May 9, 2014
 
The Packers selected California tight end Richard Rodgers with the 98th overall pick.
The Packers selected California tight end Richard Rodgers with the 98th overall pick. / Getty Images

Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot talks about the Packers drafting Richard Rodgers in third round at No. 98 overall:

*More he can do the better chance he has of hitting field.

*He's going to put on weight and mature. Don't see reason to do anything drastic.

*Film I've seen, he's capable route runner. Been effective at blocking.

*Run blocking, pass protection and route running are 3 keys to tight ends. Certain amount of speculation you must do from college to pros.

*Faster than 40 time.

*With production level we had last year, we have to get better.

*Don't know who's going to be starting.

*Not assuming anything, won't speculate one way or another on Finley's return.

*Anything's possible, if Rodgers gets hot, I would think any guy can contribute early. This kid no less capable than anybody else filling role on offense.

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