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Grade
4.98 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

The Texas prep was an Under Armour All-American before redshirting at Penn State in 2009. Punted 46 times for a 41.4-yard average with a long of 74 (career high) and 13 inside the 20-yard line; also partially handled kickoff duty with 34 kicks for a 68.2-yard average and 15 touchbacks in 2010. Was arrested in June 2011 and pleaded guilty to charges of purchasing alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct. Led the Nittany Lions with 82 points in the fall after connecting on 14 of 17 field goal attempts with a long of 46 and all 20 PATs. Also had 45 kickoffs for a 65.2-yard average and 10 touchbacks and 64 punts for a 42.0-yard average with a long of 69 yards and 18 inside the 20. Following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, he was granted immediate eligibility for 2012 by the NCAA to transfer to Texas without being forced to sit out a season and wanted to be closer to his mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Had a very difficult first season at Texas, connecting on 2 of 4 FGs with a long of 42 yards and made 23 of 25 PATs in only six contest. Missed the first four games after suffering a groin injury during fall camp, the Kansas State game with a hip injury and didn't play against TCU and Oregon State. Had a great bounce-back campaign in 2013; he was a consensus All-America selection and a finalist for the Lou Groza Award after booming 75 punts for a 40.7-yard average and 32 inside the 20 and connecting on 20 of 22 field goal attempts with a long of 50 and making 45 of 46 PATs.

Analysis

Strengths

Fine accuracy, placement and hang-time as a punter. Consistently accurate field-goal range inside 40 (did not miss as a senior) and shows range beyond 50. Has experience on big stages. Versatile.

Weaknesses

Average lift and rise as a kicker. Lacks ideal leg strength as a kickoff specialist.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Jack-of-all-trades, master of none. Showed significantly improved accuracy as a senior and can compete for a job in a camp.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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.

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