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Combine Results

Grade
4.85 ?
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 236LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

2014: Played in all 13 games. 2013: Tied an NCAA bowl-game record with five made field goals vs. Rutgers, tying a career-high and school record (which he set the previous season). Reset the single-season scoring record, improving upon his previous season's total by one point. 2012: Played in all 13 games. Led team in scoring, kickoff touchbacks and field goals made. 2011: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, serving as team's kickoff specialist, leading the team in kickoffs and touchbacks with an average of 65 yards per kickoff.


Pro Day Results


Bench press: 21 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Punted, kicked field goals and handled kickoffs for Notre Dame. Has requisite power in his leg by NFL standards. Averaged 63.4 yards per kickoff with a 64.2 percent touchback mark.

Weaknesses

Passive on kick coverage. Unlikely to be a reliable last line of defense against stray returns. Made just 58.3 percent of his kicks in 2014. Struggled late in games -- five of his 10 misses last season came in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Draft Projection

Undrafted

Bottom Line

While Brindza was hurt by poor snaps on a couple of his misses, he simply had a down year for accuracy in 2014. His ability to hit kickoffs with some force and step in as a serviceable emergency punter could help his cause.
-Lance Zierlein
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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