Draft Scout Snapshot:HIGH RISER: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #22 OT, #245/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 7 2009 East-West Shrine Invite 2008: Started all 10 games in which he appeared at left tackle battled a back injury the entire season and missed two games with a knee injury the Hoosiers broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark (2,003) for the second straight year, the first time since 2000 and 2001 an IU team produced back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons Indiana averaged 4.5 yards per carry and carded 19 rushing scores, its best numbers since 2001. 2007: Started all 13 games and 19 of the last 21 games at left tackle helped the Hoosiers average 157.4 yards per game on the ground and 393.8 yards of total offense, the highest averages in each category since the 2001 campaign the Hoosiers also set a new school record with 412 points and finished second in school history averaging 31.7 points per game a key component of an IU rushing attack that went over 100 yards nine times and over 200 yards five times. 2006: Played in seven games, starting six times started at left tackle for six straight contests, beginning with the Hoosiers' game against Wisconsin in those six starts, the Hoosier running game topped 100 yards five times and averaged 138.5 per contest. Personal: Father, Rodger II, played at the University of Iowa in the mid-1970s.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 2/33 -- Rodger Saffold, T, 6-4, 316, Indiana: His arrival could mean the departure of Alex Barron, who is an unsigned restricted free agent. In the meantime, he might also get work at guard. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/11/12 - OT Rodger Saffold is "fine," according to coach Jeff Fisher after leaving Sunday's game against Buffalo twice, while returning both times.
12/10/12 - OT Rodger Saffold left the game twice in the second half because of a back issue, the severity of which is not known.
11/15/12 - T Rodger Saffold returned from a knee injury Sunday and got through the game without incident, playing in all 83 snaps. Saffold wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday.
11/12/12 - OT Rodger Saffold returned to his customary spot at left tackle for the first time since suffering a knee injury Sept. 16 against Washington. He played the entire game and helped solidify the offensive line.
11/08/12 - OT Rodger Saffold (knee) was still listed as limited in practice Thursday, but it is believed he will start against the 49ers Sunday.