"To me field goals, it's easier. The hashes are closer. Growing up I always thought, wow, NFL is much easier than high school, let alone college," Aguayo said.
Aguayo has made 3 of 5 field goal attempts through two Bucs preseason games, and after going through his entire college career without a PAT miss, he's already missed an NFL point-after try.
At least the former Florida State standout and 2013 Lou Groza Award winner can take solace in this: Recent examples of kickers drafted highly have made it look fairly easy, even if Aguayo hasn't yet. Aguayo is the fifth kicker to be drafted in the fourth round or higher since 2003. Of the other four, three (Stephen Gostkowski, Mike Nugent, Nate Kaeding) have enjoyed NFL careers of nine years or more, and two are still active (Gostkowski, Nugent).
A look at the rookie seasons of the last 10 specialists drafted in the fourth round or higher: