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Duffman57
09-15-2011, 04:09 AM
I was just curious, do you guys think we'll see one like we did with Janakowski in 2000? If so, is there a guy in college right now that you think could be that guy, or are kickers pretty much doomed to be late round picks or undrafted guys from here on out.

It doesn't have to be a guy that should or could go in the first round, but who's the next rediculously talented kicker to come out of college. There hasn't been a kicker worth spending around a 3rd or so on in a few years.

Caulibflower
09-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Seabass was a STEAL.

jrdrylie
09-15-2011, 02:38 PM
The only way we see another first round kicker is if Janikowski retires before Al Davis dies. Janikowski has between 5-10 years left. Looking at Al Davis, i'm not sure he does.

tjsunstein
09-15-2011, 02:57 PM
Don't think we'll see a kicker in the first 2 rounds ever again to be honest. 3rd is still pushing it but not out of this world.

BeerBaron
09-15-2011, 03:20 PM
Don't think we'll see a kicker in the first 2 rounds ever again to be honest. 3rd is still pushing it but not out of this world.

It's not totally out there. A first, I agree, will probably never happen again. But Mike Nugent was a 2nd rounder and Nate Kaeding was a 3rd. Alex Henerey just went in the 4th round in the last draft.

That's probably the upper end of the range. 3rd and 4th is probably where most of the top rated kickers will go anymore, but a 2nd wouldn't be out the question in my mind.

Duffman57
09-15-2011, 04:30 PM
I'm not really saying that they will go in the 1st/2nd, but is there any player that looks like an elite prospect as a kicker in college football right now, or is it just like the last few years?

vidae
09-15-2011, 04:45 PM
People don't realize how important a good kicker is until they don't have one. I'd have no problem spending a second or third on a kicker if he is fairly clutch at the college level.

I'd never spend a first though.

tjsunstein
09-15-2011, 04:54 PM
There's always that vet looking for a job at the start, middle, and end of every season.

senormysterioso
09-17-2011, 09:07 AM
People don't realize how important a good kicker is until they don't have one. I'd have no problem spending a second or third on a kicker if he is fairly clutch at the college level.

I'd never spend a first though.

If a guy was automatic from 70 yards, I'd do it

M.O.T.H.
09-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Kicker talk!

Blair Walsh has started off 2-4. But he's one of the best kicker prospects I've seen in some time. He'll still probably only go 4th round tops, but I think he's a future pro bowler. As far as kickers go, he's incredibly impressive. You cant do a whole lot better, imo.

BufFan71
09-17-2011, 06:24 PM
only kicker who i thought had the potential was Mason Crosby

BuddyCHRIST
09-19-2011, 01:34 PM
People don't realize how important a good kicker is until they don't have one. I'd have no problem spending a second or third on a kicker if he is fairly clutch at the college level.

I'd never spend a first though.

I would usually agree, but that ability for some reason doesn't seem to translate as well. Mike Nugent was an insane college kicker, super clutch and talented. But he hasn't exactly lit the world on fire.

Graham Gano was super clutch with tons of ability and he didn't even get drafted, and has been hit or miss in the NFL so far.

jth1331
09-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Henery looked amazing at Nebraska and he went 4th.
Mason Crosby was amazing and he went 6th round I believe.
I think teams are starting to understand don't take kickers too high because its not worth it.

Shane P. Hallam
09-19-2011, 03:15 PM
People need to learn not to use the term "never again" in reference to the NFL Draft...

BeerBaron
09-19-2011, 03:28 PM
People need to learn not to use the term "never again" in reference to the NFL Draft...

"Never again" will a University of Chicago player go #1 overall.

(That one I'm fairly confident about)

mqtirishfan
09-19-2011, 04:18 PM
"Never again" will a University of Chicago player go #1 overall.

(That one I'm fairly confident about)

I hope Chicago reinstates their football program tomorrow.

Punisher
09-19-2011, 04:22 PM
Dustin Hopkins from FSU looks like a hell of a prospect. Could be a first day pick. Next golden leg from FSU.

Shane P. Hallam
09-19-2011, 06:36 PM
I hope Chicago reinstates their football program tomorrow.

Maybe in 3015.

tjsunstein
09-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Maybe in 3015.
Anything after 2012 is irrelevant... Just Kidding.

Brent
09-19-2011, 06:52 PM
If a guy was automatic from 70 yards, I'd do it
Has Seabass had his 70 yard chance, yet?

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M.O.T.H.
09-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Has Seabass had his 70 yard chance, yet?

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lol. Yes. He missed a 76 yarder.

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Brent
09-19-2011, 07:14 PM
lol. Yes. He missed a 76 yarder.
he needs to shoot for 70 in Denver. it's the only way.

tjsunstein
09-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Did someone get hurt on that 76 yard try?

Splat
09-19-2011, 07:55 PM
"Kick his ass Seabass."

Big Bird
10-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Blair Walsh has a booming leg, but has been very average this year in terms of accuracy.

Dustin Hopkins is a stud though. Only Quinn Sharp (P, Oklahoma State), is a better kickoff guy in my opinion. Huge leg and can nail it from any distance.

BuddyCHRIST
10-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Hopkins is a stud, very accurate and has a HUGE leg. Hit the 55 yarder to beat Clemson (with 10 yards to spare). Also has shown alot of mental toughness after missing some kicks in a loss to UNC, was very open and willing to talk to the media and came back the next week to kick the clemson one. Pretty decent athlete too, has made some good tackles on kickoffs when he doesn't touchback.

M.O.T.H.
10-19-2011, 01:03 PM
I have no idea what has happened to Walsh this year. But I'd still spend a 5th on the guy. I still think he's going to be a stud in the NFL.

Luckily for my Cowboys, we found ourselves a great kicker in Dan Bailey.

Hurricanes25
10-19-2011, 01:06 PM
Carson Wiggs of Purdue is a pretty damn good kicker. He's got a big leg. I'm pretty sure he's a junior though.