Originally posted by Nick515:Dustin Hopkins from Florida State is probably the best bet at K. He's an accurate kicker and the number one kicker in draft boards so I think San Francisco should give him a look. He would probably be available in the 6th round maybe 7th round but I see him getting drafted. I really hope they get this guy because after today and the way Akers has been playing it is apparent that a new, young and accurate kicker is needed. If he's available in 6th round then I think and hope the Niners bring him in.
Originally posted by strickac:
He's worth an earlier pick if he's that good. Kickers are so crucial to winning games, I wouldn't be mad if we snatched him up earlier. If Akers would've had a better season we easily could've had 13 wins. Minnesota got a steal with Blair Walsh. He was well worth a 6th, IMO. I know late will critique taking a kicker in the 5th-6th, but we need an answer at the position and late round picks aren't likely to make the roster anyway.
The Rams were lucky to get Zerlein as well. That guy is going to be good too. Plus he just has a cool name... Young GZ
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State in the sixth. A three year starter who can also punt and has led the nation in touchbacks the last three years.
Originally posted by sfout:
Strong leg but inaccurate as FG kicker from distance.
Zero attempts from 0 - 19 yards
Made 11 of 11 from 20 - 29
Made 6 of 6 from 30 - 39
Made 2 of 5 from 40 - 49 yards
Made 2 of 5 from 50+ yards
FG % in 2011 = 88%
FG % in 2012 = 80%
Trending downward, not a good sign. Only 2 years of college kicking.
DO NOT WANT
Made 1 of 1 from 0 - 19
Made 7 of 7 from 20 - 29
Made 5 of 6 from 30 - 39
Made 5 of 9 from 40 - 49 yards
Made 5 of 5 from 50+
FG % 2009 = 70%
FG % 2010 = 78%
FG % 2011 = 81%
FG % 2012 = 85%
Trending upward, 4 years of college experience
Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
The winds of Oklahoma can be pretty brutal. Does it get pretty breezy in Florida? (I honestly don't know)
Something to consider.
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