Photo of Kirby Van Der Kamp
Grade
5.12 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 202LBS. Weight

Overview

Had 289 career punts at Iowa State, the most in Big 12 history. Recorded a 42.4 yards-per-punt average, the second in school history. Was 7-for-7 on fake punt attempts. Was a two-time second-team All-Big 12 pick (2012-13) and two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 pick (2010-11). 2013: Had 17 punts of 50 or more yards, and 27 punts went inside the 20-yard line. 2012: Had 29 punts land inside the 20-yard line, with only two touchbacks. Also had 10 punts of 50 or more yards. 2011: Had 21 of 68 punts land inside the 20, with 15 punts of 50 or more yards. 2010: Averaged 45.2 yards per punt, second in school history. High school: Also played goalie on high school soccer team and was named first-team All-Iowa Conference.

Analysis

Strengths

Precision accuracy and ball placement -- can drill the coffin corner. Very good athlete. Catches cleanly. Whip-legged (good speed) to hang it high and drive it far. Smart, competitive and hardworking. Experienced four-year starter.

Weaknesses

Average tackler. Production dropped off as a senior.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Left-footed, two-step punter with very refined skill to adapt to any situation -- can kick with accuracy or for distance and couples unique intangibles for the position.
-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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