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Would you take a Kicker at the end of this Draft?


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No, unless there is a college kciker with a history of making big, game on the line type kicks.  So may college games are decided by 2+ scores that not many kickers of these guys have to make pressure kicks often.  If I am drafting a kicker I need to know how he handles pressure and that can't be simulated at a pro day or workout.

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Kickers and punters are very iffy.  Some of the guys who look pure awesome in college look bad in the pros.

The dude tampa took a few years back (Gonzalez) in the 3rd round and he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.

Our own punter is an example, total rocket leg and weapon in college, crap 1st year.

We should have a solid kicker as it is except for the genius of mccagnan who let a kicker go over a million bucks but gave ben ijalana 8 million to sit on the bench.

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14 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

Kickers and punters are very iffy.  Some of the guys who look pure awesome in college look bad in the pros.

The dude tampa took a few years back (Gonzalez) in the 3rd round and he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.

Our own punter is an example, total rock leg and weapon in college, crap 1st year.

We should have a solid kicker as it is except for the genius of mccagnan who let a kicker go over a million bucks but gave ben ijalana 8 million to sit on the bench.

Yeah, what do you think happened with Braden Mann?  Why was he in the bottom 20% of punters as measured across most metrics (including ones that account for the Jets horrid offense and bad field position most of the time)?

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25 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

Yeah, what do you think happened with Braden Mann?  Why was he in the bottom 20% of punters as measured across most metrics (including ones that account for the Jets horrid offense and bad field position most of the time)?

I see stuff like that and I think 'over coaching'.  As in change in mechanics, speeding up kicking motion, placement above all else instead of letting him pound it, hardly anyone returns kicks these days anyway.

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Gotta be honest, I thought Lac was a perfectly fine punter and moving on from him created a hole we didn’t need to created but then needed to fill hence the need to take Mann. 
 

Now, I had no idea who Mann was but when I read all the draft reports I got excited, we somehow got the best punter in the NFL. 

Not so much. I’m hoping he become so. 

I would have preferred we draft a place kicker and stick with Lac but haven’t looked back at who that could have been. 

I hope in round 7 we take the best kicker in college. 

Can’t do Ficken again. 

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We do not have a 7 this year.  We traded it to SF with Jordan Willis for a 2022 6th.  Our last pick is R6P2, 185 overall.  WIth the number of holes on this team, I am not in favor of taking a kicker this high.

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If Borregales is around for our 6th rounder? Absolutely. Otherwise, pass.

Need to bring in a legit K in any case, even if it’s to compete with an undrafted K again. We’ve been playing it cheap on K for too long.

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