Pac-12 After Dark 2014-2023
- Feb 7, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Green Bay Packers, Stanford
No spoiling picks before they are announced!
For every Eddie there is a Chicago Bears dumpster fire at kicker as happened the season immediately after letting Gould walk.
Probably cost them at least 3 games that season.
Not denying that, my point is its a crapshoot just like any other position, but the other positions are far more important.
Would be an interesting investigation, seeing where the better kickers in the league come from.
Thats only because you seldom get a couple kickers/punters drafted at all. So the majority naturally will end up being undrafted
So again, what's the point of drafting one in the third round? They'd have to give you an extraordinary return given the majority of good ones in the league are undrafted.
Simply put, the 49ers took champagne to a beer party. They could afford to pay overs for the guy they wanted rather than risk waiting til later or hoping a good kicker signed with them as a udfa.
Of course they overpaid but relative to their other roster needs they could afford to splash.