Graham Gano #9 K
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 Age: 30
Born: 4/9/1987 Arbroath Scotland
College: Florida State
Experience: 8th season
High School: Tate HS [Cantonment, FL]
Positives: Good height for the position with long legs and good flexibility. ... Made three tackles as a senior, showing the ability to keep an angle and force the returner out of bounds. ... Is unfazed by kicking from either hash, is very accurate from 50 yards on either side or the center of the field. ... Consistently smooth approach and kick through the ball, albeit with a halted follow-through. ... Adequate hang-time, 4.4-4.5 seconds, on most 40-yard kicks. ... Capable of planting the ball inside the 10 or angling it well to a coffin corner. Negatives: Wiry frame with muscle definition in the upper and lower body. ... Only adequate hip snap. ... Leans too far to his left on placements, leading to a horizontal swing plane and a lower kick than what is acceptable in the NFL. ... Reaches the end zone on kickoffs but sacrifices the hang-time needed to prevent long returns. ... Three-step punter with slow delivery -- 1.35 seconds to get the kick off. ... Inconsistent leg extension. ... Punts are usually spirals, but they do not turn over to get the added distance. ... Inconsistent kicking directionally and will come up short or mis-kick.