2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Kickers



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The top 2015 kicker prospects available for the 2015 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2016 prospect. ** - denotes 2017 prospect.

This page was last updated April 25, 2015. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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  1. Justin Manton, K, Louisiana Monroe
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 196.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    4/25/15: Manton played at the Senior Bowl after being the kicker and the punter for the Warhawks. He averaged 42 yards per punt in 2014, with his best mark being 46 yards per punt in 2013. As a place kicker in 2014, Manton was 20-of-24 on field goal attempts, including 2-for-2 at 50+ and 3-of-5 in the 40-yard range.






  2. Kyle Brindza, K, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 236.
    Projected Round (2014): 6-FA.

    4/25/15: Brindza was 14-for-24 in 2014. He made five-of-eight in the 40-yard range with a long of 48 yards.

    8/27/14: Brindza was 20-for-26 on his field goal attempts (77 percent) in 2013. He made three-of-four from 50 yards. Brindza missed two kicks in the 40s and one in the 30s. In his first season (2011) of action for the Fighting Irish, he handled kickoffs. Brindza took over field goal duties in 2012 and was good on 23-of-31 attempts. The sophomore showed his leg strength with a long field goal of 52 yards.

    Personal: Son of Tiffany Brindza.


  3. Michael Hunnicutt, K, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 180.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    4/25/15: In 2014, Hunnicutt was 13-of-18 with a long of 44 yards. He missed field goals from 32 and 19 yards in Oklahoma's one-point loss to Kansas State.

    8/27/14: In 2013, Hunnicutt was 24-of-27 on his field goal attempts. He missed his only attempt over 50 yards, but made both kicks from over 40 yards.

    Hunnicutt was a reliable kicker for the Sooners in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He has made 84.4 percent of his field goal tries so far in his career. Hunnicutt was true on 21-of-24 attempts as a freshman with a long of 53 yards. He also made 55-of-56 extra points. In 2012, Hunnicutt made 17-of-21 field goal attempts with a long of 45 yards. He was 57-of-59 on extra points.

    Personal: Majoring in business management. Son of Steve and Rhonda Hunnicutt.


  4. Trevor Romaine, K, Oregon State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 199.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    4/25/15: Romaine missed the first two games of 2014 because he was academically ineligible. Romaine made eight-of-nine attempts with a long of 49 yards for the year. His miss came in the 30-yard range.

    8/27/14: Romaine was 14-of-20 in 2013. The junior made one kick from 50+ and missed another. Romaine has some leg strength and showed good accuracy in 2012 as he made 16-of-18 attempts. His long field goal was 45 yards. However, Romaine missed three extra points in 54 attempts. He was 15-of-22 on his field goal tries in 2011.




  5. Ty Long, K, UAB
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    4/25/15: Long was a solid 13-for-17 in 2014 with six-of-seven in the 40-yard range.

    8/27/14: In 2013, Long was 16-of-24 field goals. However he was 3-for-5 from 50 or more yards while being 2-for-5 from 40+. Long made 82.4 percent of his field goals in 2012. The sophomore was 14-of-17 with a school record of a 54-yard field goal. He also hit on a 53-yarder. Long made 84.2 percent (16-19) of his field goals in 2011.


  6. Jordan Williamson, K, Stanford
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 194.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    4/25/15: Williamson didn't kick well early in 2014 as he started just 13-for-19. Among those were two critical misses in the Cardinal's three-point loss to USC. Williamson missed an easy one in the 20-yard range and one in the 40s. For the season, he was 15-for-22 with a long of 51 yards.

    8/27/14: Williamson needed to improve his accuracy in 2013, and the junior accomplished that. He was 18-of-22 (82 percent) on field goal attempts, but missed both attempts from 50+. Williamson was three-for-three in the 40s. As a sophomore, he connected on 17-of-27 field goals while going 45-of-46 on extra points. Williamson was 13-of-19 on field goals in 2011 with two missed extra points on 56 attempts.

    Personal: Majoring in psychology. He is the son of Grady Williamson and Laura Barton.


  7. Andre Heidari, K, USC
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 220.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    4/25/15: Heidari made 9-of-11 field goals in 2014. He hit a huge 53-yarder and a short field goal to push USC to a 13-10 win over Stanford. Heidari also hit a 52-yarder against Boston College.

    8/27/14: Heidari made a slight improvement in kicking in 2013, but the junior still was disappointing as he made 15-of-22 field goal attempts. He missed five kicks in the 40+-yard range. Heidari showed some potential in 2011 as a freshman. He was 15-of-17 on field goals and didn't miss an extra point on 50 attempts. Heidari wasn't as good in 2012 as he was 10-of-16 on field goals and 39-of-41 on extra points.


2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P





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