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Ryan Succop (K)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 218
Conference: SEC
Hometown: Hickory, NC
High School: Hickory
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 47 (256)
Pick Analysis: Succop can handle both punting and kicking duties. He played extremely well at times for the Gamecocks. He could solve what has been a problem area for Kansas City in recent years in the kicking game.
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An all-conference selection throughout his career, handling kickoff, place-kicking and punting responsibilities. Succop entered his senior season in 2008 highly regarded by NFL scouts. Struggles with an abdominal strain from mid-October through early November resulted in the worst statistical year of his career. Succop had as many missed FGs in one game this season (four against Kentucky) as he had in any other season. After missing 6-of-9 attempts by midseason, Succop reverted back to his accurate ways, making 6-of-7 to close the regular season.

High School

Graduated from Hickory (N.C.) High in 2005... Played for Coach John Worley... Four-time all-conference and two-time all-state performer... Three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year... In 2004, averaged 41 yards per punt, put 98 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone, was 12-14 FG and 42-42 on PATs... In 2003 he was 7-10 on field goals (long of 53 yards) and made all 38 of his PATs... Three-time all-state selection in soccer... Scored 104 career goals in soccer... Rated the 4th-best kicker in the nation and the 16th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina by

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Positives: Versatile and is experienced as a place-kicker, punter and on kickoffs. ... Legitimate NFL leg strength. ... Has a career long field goal of 55 yards and improved his kickoff depth considerably as a senior. ... Accurate. ... Entered the 2008 season with a 94.1 accuracy rate on attempts of 39 yards and in. ... Mentally strong. ... Regained accuracy once he'd recovered from abdominal strain in '08. ... Rare size and athleticism for the position. ... Athletic enough to break down in space and make the tackle in the open field.

Negatives: May lack the speed from catch to kick to punt in the NFL. ... Was relieved of the punting duties in 2008 after having three punts blocked in 2007. ... Can drive the ball low for long field goal attempts but had three kicks blocked in his career. ... Very accurate within 40 yards over his career, but is only 3-of-7 from 50-plus.

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