Some kicker profiles from nfl draftcountdown ...
# Name College Height Weight 40-Time
1. Connor Hughes Virginia 5-10 172 4.77
2. Josh Huston Ohio St. 6-1 195 4.97
3. Stephen Gostkowski Memphis 6-2 200 5.05
4. Jon Scifres Missouri St. 6-2 197 5.00
5. Deric Yaussi Wyoming 5-11 199 4.96
6. Ben Jones Purdue 6-1 213 5.25
Based on strengths/weaknesses alone, I like Ben Jones. Says he has easily hits from 50+; very consistant; great on kickoffs.
Major weaknesses is he kicks too slow which leads to blocks (pro coaching should help) and that he was hurt his senior year, which leads to a lower ranking.
Top kicker Connor Hughes of Virginia I doubt is even on BBs board as his major weakness is "probably can't kickoff in the pros." Don't see BB keeping two Ks.
I know they brought in Huston from OSU, but any guy who is labelled "very inconsistant" I'll pass on.
Gostowski I prob. like #2. Money in the bank from <40yds is good, but major demerits for not having the range for 50+. Not good at all. If he could increase his range to being able to kick 51-53 yds, I'd say he's viable.
Scifres is a another pass. Still way too inconsistent...Mechanics can get dodgy at times...Gets discouraged and lets misses get to him.
Yassui, I'd pass. Streaky inconsistant, misses easy ones. Again, not the weaknesses you want in a K.
So in my beyond amateur opinion, if the Pats like any kickers, I'd like Jones or Gostowski. The rest seem too inconsistant based on these profiles.