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    kickers/punters

    How come no one ever talks about any kickers or punters coming out of colllege because really u need a strong and accurate person at both positions. If ur guy misses a field goal in the playoffs or misses one in the superbowl even it can be a game loser. So I just wondered why they aren't talked about more.


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    Re: kickers/punters

    If there was one area on the Rams that doesn't need to be addressed in the slightest it would be the kicking/punting. A tandem doesn't get much better than Josh Brown and Donnie Jones. That's probably why no one here's talks about those coming out of college

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    Re: kickers/punters

    Well I was really talkin about in general I know we are set .

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    Re: kickers/punters

    Because they can play at a pretty high level until like 40, kickers and punters don't get drafted to high because there are so many serviceable guys out there. If there is a kicker or punter who is deemed to have incredible skill, he will get drafted in the higher rounds.

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    Re: kickers/punters

    I seem to remember Sepulveda being drafted in the 4th round by the Steelers. Doesnt that seem a bit high for a punter? Was there a whole who-ha about it at the time??

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    Re: kickers/punters

    the raiders famously drafted ray guy, a punter in the first round and janikowski, a kicker in the first not long ago.

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    Re: kickers/punters

    Quote Originally Posted by molar_pistol View Post
    the raiders famously drafted ray guy, a punter in the first round and janikowski, a kicker in the first not long ago.
    Wow he was the 17th pick in the 1st (janikowski). See that's what I was talkin about I just hadn't heard anything like that. That guys a beast though.

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    Re: kickers/punters

    You've now made me go look up the kickers and punters in this years draft. Scott Wright has the best punter in this year's draft as Zoltan Mesko - hands down the best name for a punter I've ever heard.

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    Re: kickers/punters

    It makes sense if you think about the numbers. Each team carries 1 kicker and 1 punter on the roster. Each starting quality kicker or punter has the potential to play in the league for 15-20 years. Since teams don't carry back-ups and the starters are able to play for so long, there are only going to be a couple openings at each of those positions in any given year.

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