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Question for the draft "experts"

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CM Duck, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. CM Duck

    CM Duck I'm breaking the 4th wall...

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    Being that our options are running out for a good FA kicker, are there any kickers that would be worth using a draft pick(late pick) on?
  2. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    No prospects rated better than the 7th round I've seen. I don't think the draft is a great option if we're planning on doing anything this year.
  3. J-DOG

    J-DOG Active Member

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    I'm not a big advocate for investing a draft pick for a kicker.
    But I think the kicker form Memphis(Gostkowski) is the best.
    Better than the guy from Ohio St. also.
  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Connor Hughes of Virginia or Gostkowski.
  5. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    Gostkowski of Memphis would probably be kid. 6'2 220LBs with a nice leg.
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I remember hearing about an all star kicker in this year's draft. Did I just dream this?

    Of course, I'd never advocate spending above a 6th on a kicker. Normally I'm against even that, but hey desparate times call for desparate measures.
  7. TheEnigma

    TheEnigma Anomaly

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    You think he could play free safety? :D
  8. J-DOG

    J-DOG Active Member

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    Good kickers in college do not always translate into good kickers in the pro's.
    The pressure level goes up several notches.
    If you draft a kicker you are rolling the dice.
    I think most teams who do draft kickers are teams that think they are very close to getting a superbowl or the Raiders.
    The risk/reward is not worth it.
    If we had 12 rounds of the draft like the old days, then you would see kicker's drafted more.
  9. Displaced Cowboy

    Displaced Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think Hughes is the best kicker in the draft.

    11-for-16 from 40-49 in his career 5-for-8 from 50+.

    One caveat is he did not handle kickoffs this year but has in the past.
  10. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Hughes is a little more money from close range, but Gostkowski seems to be stronger from deep range ... 9 for 9 beyond 40 last year, including 3 for 3 beyond 50.

    Hughes made all 23 of his attempts from 30 in during his career.
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Is Goskowski the guy that was in the college competition a few weeks ago? If so, he did impress with his leg in that, albeit without a rush or anything.
  12. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Connor Hughes, Virginia
    Jon Scifres, Missouri State
    Josh Huston, Ohio State
    Stephen Gostkowski, Memphis
    Deric Yaussi, Wyoming
  13. hendog

    hendog Well-Known Member

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    The kicker from Colorado that was thinking about coming out early would have been the best kicker by far in this years draft, but he went back to school.

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