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Combine Results

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


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



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.


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


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
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.