Sure, they might not play the flashiest position and they’re not on the field all that much. And yes, they don’t block or tackle. Well… sometimes they do. Still, the kicker is a wildly important position. So don’t be surprised when a few prospects hear their names called on draft night.
We won’t have a Sebastian Janikowski-like situation where a kicker goes in the first round. We probably won’t get a second rounder like Roberto Aguayo (that didn’t turn out too well, did it?).
Expect some kickers to be taken in the later rounds on Friday or Saturday. Not every guy mentioned in this slideshow will hear their number. But all could get a call to camp.
Here are the top kickers in this year’s class.