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    Re: simple poll question-are you supportive of drafting a punter in round 6 or round

    Yes. The reason? If he is a game changer and gets us in great field position consistantly then heck ya! More than likely with our later round guys they dont even make it through half way in the season so if we can get a impact player that will stick with the team I wouldn't be opposed to it at all.
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    Re: simple poll question-are you supportive of drafting a punter in round 6 or round

    I would and here is why. Three years ago in the playoffs. Chargers vs Colts. Scifries, the Punter for SD, single-handedly won that game for the Chargers with crazy long and accurate punts. Now you may say how did that happen? And if you need to ask you didn't watch the game. Peyton and the Colts had to start almost every drive inside the 20. Was one of the most dominant performances I have seen from a non 'skill' position player.

    If Fisher and Snead like someone and think he can impact why wouldn't we?
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    Re: simple poll question-are you supportive of drafting a punter in round 6 or round

    He would really need to stand out as a solid punter over the course of his college career. Oh, you can now call me 'Friend' with my 100 post! Ha!
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    Re: simple poll question-are you supportive of drafting a punter in round 6 or round

    Statistically, punters are the safest players to draft. For anyone still reading this thread, this is taken from cfn.scout.com's article, "The Safest & Flakiest Positions To Draft":

    "Is there a way a team should draft? Is there a time when it’s best to take a certain position over another?

    Where’s the best value? Where are the busts? What should the plan be? (Scroll to the very bottom for the full list of safest and flakiest positions to take.)

    CFN broke down and ranked every draft pick from 2000 to 2010 in an attempt to figure out the trends and rhythms of the NFL draft, and the results are startling.

    We attached a ranking to each player from 0 to 5 with 0 being a wasted pick; 1 a body, nothing more; 2 a part of a ream, but replaceable; 3 a starter; 4 a difference-maker; and 5 a superstar among superstars. We then assigned a value to each player based on draft position with our ranking times the draft slot times 0.01. Therefore a good starter taken later, while not necessarily a better player than a top ten overall pick, might be a more valuable pick. The idea is that anyone can draft No. 1 overall, but it’s harder to find a productive starter in the sixth round.

    So what did we learn?

    Draft a punter.

    Punters are the safest picks in the draft by a ten-mile wide margin with an average ranking of 2.2 – meaning most punters drafted are at least good enough to start. No other position was higher than a 1.8, and value-wise, punters are the most valuable draft picks – and it’s not even close - with an average value of 3.664 while the No. 2 most valuable draft position, fullback, had a value of 2.43.

    Out of the 26 punters drafted from 2000 to 2010, only six punters got a zero, and B.J. Sander probably deserved a 1 for his one year of mediocre service with Green Bay in 2005. Where the Packers royally screwed up was taking Sander in the third round with the value coming late. 16 of the 26 punters were at least rock-solid starters, with 2004 sixth-round pick Andy Lee and 2000 fifth-round pick in 2000 Shane Lechler the headliners of the strong position.

    So instead of wasting a late-round pick on a guy to bring in for a flier, a team needing a punter isn’t wrong to take one after the fourth.
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    I vote to take a 7th round punter

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