- Posted by kmor2012 - Posted by jgunn
there go your bowl chances :) - Posted by kmor2012
Now that was just cold:)
Smack talk aside, I feel worse for Barth than I do for Carolina. He was injured last year, and he's injured again this year; I hope that doesn't hurt his NFL draft chances.
i wonder avg number of kickers per year get drafted?
i know most just try out after draft.
I believe four kickers were drafted last year - none higher than the 6th round. If you're going to go that low, you may be better off as a free agent.
If memory serves me correctly, Sebastian Janikowski was picked in the 1st round out of Florida State. Ray Guy was picked around #5 or 6 overall as a punter from Southern Miss, I believe. The first one ever picked was I think one of the Gogolak brothers. Before that era, kickers were also position players, not specialists. Lou Groza, Pat Summerall and George Blanda were the ones I remember the best.