Photo of David Buehler
Grade
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  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 227LBS. Weight

Overview

NFL scouts are intrigued by Buehler's physical talent but how quickly he was able to acclimate to the pressure that comes with kicking for a prime program like USC after transferring from Santa Ana Junior College might be even more of an attention-grabber. He earned all-conference notice after his two starting seasons with the Trojans, including the first-team All-Pac-10 spot as a senior. Scouts view Buehler as an ascending prospect. However, the fact that he ended the regular season missing three field goals against rival UCLA won't be overlooked. Had an arm span of 30 1/4 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: NFL-caliber leg strength. ... Capable of handling kickoff and field-goal duties at the next level. ... Accurate. ... Gets good, quick elevation on his kicks. ... Rare size and athleticism for a kicking prospect. ... Can break down and make the open-field tackle in coverage. ... Practiced at fullback and safety with the Trojans. ... Unfazed by jump in competition from junior college to USC. Negatives: Regressed as a senior in his deep accuracy. ... Only made 1-of-4 career field goal attempts against rival UCLA. ... Lacks experience in clutch situations; USC rarely played in close games.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.