Welcome to PatsFans.com

Where do kickers usually go in the draft?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by chrisfx811, Feb 21, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. chrisfx811

    chrisfx811 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Mainly looking at a guy like Art Carmody out of Louisville.
    Extremely accurate, consistent, and decent length.

    Just wondering where a guy like that would project at, and if the Pats would be in the market for a kicker considering the lack of work Gostowski got near the end of the year.
     
  2. Seels

    Seels On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    There's very little chance they draft a kicker, Gostkowski has been at worst above average. But, they typically go in the 4th-5th, for good kickers/punters.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,927
    Likes Received:
    286
    Ratings:
    +781 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    I don't want to draft another kicker but we have to have the confidence to kick a 48 yarder in a dome in a close game in the Super Bowl . . . on 4th and f*cking 13.
     
  4. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,188
    Likes Received:
    126
    Ratings:
    +382 / 69 / -51

    No Jersey Selected

    The vast majority of PKs go undrafted, unless you're the Oakland Raiders...or the NEP, who could have drafted Gostkowski with one of their 3(!) 6th-round picks in '06; instead, they use one of their 2 4th-round picks. The other 4th-rounder was used for: Garrett Mills. Can you say "Double Overdrafting"?

    The guy we should target during the second day is P Durant Brooks, UGA. Chris Hanson should stick to catching predators on Dateline.
    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=66917
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  5. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    21,633
    Likes Received:
    597
    Ratings:
    +1,613 / 20 / -10

    #3 Jersey

    That's not quite correct; on average, there are 2-3 kickers drafted each year, and probably about 4-6 roster spots available for kickers leaguewide.

    Also, I'm fairly sure that there was a report on this board that someone else was interested in drafting Gostkowski in the fifth round, although I admit I might be wrong.
     
  6. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    21,633
    Likes Received:
    597
    Ratings:
    +1,613 / 20 / -10

    #3 Jersey

    (A) I wouldn't call 84% "extremely accurate" (Gostkowski is 82% in the regular season, and even higher in the playoffs).
    (B) He's also smaller than Wes Welker, which isn't really an advantage.
     
  7. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,895
    Likes Received:
    390
    Ratings:
    +989 / 72 / -55

    #50 Jersey

    You really should stick to watching Dateline instead of posting. The Pats punting was very good this year. They averaged only 5.357 yards per return (2nd in the league) and had the 2nd fewest punts returned by percentage (31.8). While their gross was only 41.9 (26th), their net was 39.7 (10th). The only thing that Hanson could have done better is less touchbacks.

    But, hey, if you want to believe that the Patriots are going to bring in a rookie punter whose proven nothing to kick over Hanson go right ahead.
     
  8. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,895
    Likes Received:
    390
    Ratings:
    +989 / 72 / -55

    #50 Jersey

    You really should know what you are talking about before you post.

    1) Gostkowski was 21 for 24 this year. That's 87.5%. Yeah, its only 82% if you count his rookie year. But it was his rookie year. How about you look at what Adam did his rookie year. Gostkowski is 9/10 on his career in the post-season, but only 1/2 this year.

    I can't say why BB didn't use him on 4th and 13. Maybe it had something to do with the humidity in the stadium. Maybe it was something else.

    2) Gostkowski is 6'1 and 212 lbs. Welker is 5'8 3/4 and 195 lbs. How is that being SMALLER?
     
  9. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    21,633
    Likes Received:
    597
    Ratings:
    +1,613 / 20 / -10

    #3 Jersey

    Ummm . . . you need to be a little less hostile, DaBruinz.

    1) Nothing I said was wrong. I was using Gostkowski's career NFL average, which seems a perfectly reasonable point for comparison.
    2) I was talking about Carmody, who is 5'8", 165. Given that I have Gostkowski in my sig and Welker in my avatar, I would hope that I know that Welker is not bigger than Gostkowski. :mad:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>