Buccaneers | Team checking out Huston
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 19:39:21 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been checking out Ohio State PK Josh Huston at the NFL Combine. According to ESPN's analysis of Huston, he set a school record by recording touchbacks on 49 of his 70 kickoffs last year and had touchbacks on 54 of 77 kickoffs overall as a collegian. At the Combine, Huston recorded one touchback on 11 kicks, but several others landed inside the five yard line. Most projections have Huston being taken on the second day of the draft. "My goal is just to get drafted, that's the first thing," Huston said. "More importantly I want to go somewhere where they're excited about me being there." The Buccaneers have always been hesitant to carry two kickers, so Huston would have to prove he can kick field goals consistently to earn a spot in Tampa, should the team select him. He doesn't believe that will be a problem.