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.
Garrett Lindholm, Tarleton State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 185. Projected Round (2010): 4-5. 4/2/10: Raider fans are lucky that Sebastian Janikowski is on the team; otherwise, Al Davis would consider Garrett Lindholm in the first round. Lindholm, who hit a 64-yard field goal in 2009, drilled 3-of-4 attempts from 60-plus at his Pro Day. Wow.
Leigh Tiffin, Alabama
Height: 6-1. Weight: 209. Projected Round (2010): 5-6. 4/2/10: Hit lots of clutch kicks, and converted on 30-of-35 attempts in 2009. He was 6-of-8 from 40-plus.
3/14/09: Leigh Tiffin struggled from long distance in 2008. Sure, he was 2-of-3 from 50-plus, but he was just 2-of-7 from 40 to 49.
5/26/08: Leigh Tiffin hit 2-of-2 from 50-plus, but also missed four attempts inside 40 yards.
Brett Swenson, Michigan State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 178. Projected Round (2010): 6-7. 4/2/10: Brett Swenson had a great 2009 campaign, converting on 19-of-22 kicks, including 5-of-7 from 40-plus.
3/14/09: Brett Swenson hit 22-of-28 attempts. He was 6-of-7 from 40 to 49, but just 1-of-3 from 50-plus.
Aaron Pettrey, Ohio State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Projected Round (2010): 6-7. 4/2/10: Aaron Pettry was a mediocre 14-of-20 in 2009, but did nail 7-of-9 from 40-plus.
3/14/09: Aaron Pettrey headlines this weak kicking class; he was just 7-of-8 in 2008, but connected on 6-of-7 tries from beyond 40 yards. He hit two 50-yarders, including one from 54.
Hunter Lawrence, Texas
Height: 5-11. Weight: 184. Projected Round (2010): 7-FA. 4/2/10: Hasn't hit a field goal longer than 49 yards in his collegiate career, but he was 10-of-11 from 40 to 49 in 2009. He converted on 24-of-27 attempts overall.
3/14/09: Took over for Ryan Bailey, who used to headline this list. Hunter Lawrence nailed 10-of-12 tries in 2008, and was 4-of-5 from 40-plus. However, his longest conversion came from 46.
Mike Salerno, Northern Illinois
Height: 5-11. Weight: 170. Projected Round (2010): FA. 4/2/10: Was just 4-of-8 from 40-plus, but did hit a 50-yarder. He converted on 19-of-25 attempts overall.
3/14/09: Connected on 18-of-24 attempts as a junior, but just 2-of-6 from 40 to 49. On the bright side, Mike Salerno had a 52-yarder go through the uprights.
Alex Steigerwald, Toledo
Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Projected Round (2010): FA. 4/2/10: Converted on 12-of-16 field goals last season, but was 5-of-9 from 40-plus.
3/14/09: Alex Steigerwald actually missed some kicks in 2008. He connected on 5-of-7 tries from 40-plus. Didn't attempt anything beyond 48 yards.
5/26/08: Perfect. If you look that word up in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Alex Steigerwld. OK, maybe not... But the fact remains Steigerwald was 13-of-13 in 2007. That said, he didn't attempt a kick longer than 44 yards out.
Josh Aruco, Arkansas State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 210. Projected Round (2010): FA. 4/2/10: Was 14-of-17 in 2009, but his longest kick was a 42-yarder.
3/14/09: Very accurate (17-of-19; 4-of-5 from 40-plus) but his longest kick came from 44 yards out.
Joshua Shene, Ole Miss
Height: 5-9. Weight: 167. Projected Round (2010): FA. 4/2/10: No leg power; Joshua Shene was 3-of-6 from 40 to 49. His longest conversion was a 45-yarder, and he was 15-of-20 overall.
3/14/09: Accurate inside 40, but just 2-of-5 from 40-plus in 2008.