Photo of Chris  Boswell
Grade
5.09 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 185LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

The Texas prep kicked in the U.S. Army Bowl and was perfect on all 172 extra point attempts in high school. Also lettered in baseball and soccer. Redshirted in 2009 before taking over placekicking duties, connecting 11-of-17 field-goal attempts, with a long of 50, and 41-of-44 point-after tries in '10. Handled six kickoffs for a 54.0 average and one touchback. Led the team in scoring with 82 points in '11 after hitting on 17-of-21 FG attempts, with a long of 54, and 31-of-32 PATs with 59-63.1-14 on kickoffs. Connected on 23-of-29 FGs, tying the school-record with a 57 yarder, and 45-of-47 PATs with 80-63.8-49 on kickoffs in '12. Hit 5-of-6 FGs against SMU, including three of 50-plus yards. Set school records for field goals made and total points (114) while leading the nation with six made field goals over 50 yards. In '13, he connected on 14-of-21 FGs, with a long of 56, and 47-of-49 PATs while kicking off 79-64.2-57. Finished career with 359 points, two shy of the school record. Had four blocked field goals in his career (three in '10 and one in '13).

Analysis

Strengths

Very good leg strength to convert consistently beyond 50 yards, with 13 career 50-yard-plus field goals. Consistently drives the ball through the end zone on kickoffs. Has proven he can handle pressure. Works at his craft. Confident approach. Outstanding career production -- Rice career record-holder in many categories. Four-year starter.

Weaknesses

Marginal rise, lift and hang-time on kickoffs. Tends to line the ball with a low trajectory. Could stand to hasten his approach (8 career missed extra-point attempts). Has a quirky follow-through.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Tall, right-footed, 3-by-2 kicker with NFL starter-caliber leg strength and kickoff potential.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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.

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