NBA: So you want to be a sports wagerer...huh?? You had better have a cast iron stomach, because if you let it, sports capping can ruin your health. Case in point, with about half the third period over...the Thunder, yes the Thunder are up by 7. Same club that a couple of days ago got DESTROYED by this same Spurs club.....Absolutely NUTS. We will see,...but Damn.
Graham Gano, Florida State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 195. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 1/15/09: Quickly becoming one of the nation's sharpest kickers, Graham Gano nailed 24-of-26 field goals in 2008, including 5-of-5 from 40-49 and 5-of-7 from 50-plus.
Louie Sakoda, Utah
Height: 5-10. Weight: 178. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 1/15/09: Doubling as an effective punter, Louie Sakoda was 22-of-24 for national champion Utah, including 2-of-3 from 50-plus and 6-of-7 from 40-49.
5/26/08: Louie Sakoda's punt average (44.8) was good for eighth in the nation. Sakoda was 10-of-13 from beyond 40 yards on field goal attempts, so his versatility will be attractive to some teams.
Jose Martinez, UTEP
Height: 5-10. Weight: 200. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/15/09: JOse Martinez couldn't hit a 50-yarder to save his life (1-of-7)... but he nailed a 64-yard attempt! Inside 50, Martinez was 19-of-20.
5/26/08: Jose Martinez has a powerful leg; he nailed a 57-yarder in 2007. He was 9-of-11 from 40-plus.
Colt David, LSU
Height: 5-9. Weight: 173. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/15/09: Colt David continued to excel from long distance, nailing 4-of-6 attempts from 50-plus. He was 16-of-21 overall.
5/26/08: Colt David missed three field goals inside 40 yards, but he was 6-of-10 from beyond that distance, hitting a long of 49. It should be noted that all four of David's misses from 40-plus came on or before Oct. 9. He was clutch down the stretch.
Pat McAfee, West Virginia
Height: 6-1. Weight: 221. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/15/09: Pat McAfee missed on just three field goals all year (17-of-20) and only one from beyond 40. He nailed both of his 50-plus tries.
Swayze Waters, UAB
Height: 6-0. Weight: 173. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/15/09: Swayze Waters took a bit of a step backward, but was still a solid 7-of-11 from beyond 40.
5/26/08: Swayze Waters was pretty much automatic from long distance in 2007, hitting 8-of-10 from 40-49 and 3-of-4 from 50-plus (long of 52). Waters doubled as the team's punter and was pretty effective in that role.
Sam Swank, Wake Forest
Height: 6-2. Weight: 206. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/15/09: Sam Swank's production really fell off in his senior year; he was just 11-of-17 on his tries, and failed to hit a 50-yarder.
5/26/08: Sam Swank nailed every attempt within 40, and was 5-of-8 from beyond that distance, including 2-of-3 from 50-plus. Most impressive is the fact that Swank is 9-of-12 from 50-plus in his career (thanks, Matt). It should be noted, however, that Matt McGuire got that stat from ESPN, so it may not be correct. That's a reference from the 28 Errors Found in the 2008 ESPN Fantasy Football Magazine.
Austin Starr, Indiana
Height: 6-2. Weight: 205. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/15/09: Fell off the map, hitting just 10-of-17 attempts, including 3-of-7 from beyond 40.
5/26/08: Austin Starr's career long is only 49 yards, but he was 10-of-11 from beyond 40 in 2007.