2016 NFL Draft Prospects: Kickers



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2016 kicker prospects available for the 2016 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2017 prospect. ** - denotes 2018 prospect.

This page was last updated April 27, 2016. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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

  1. Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 204.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Aguayo is one of the top kickers in college football history and was a three-time First-Team All-American. He connected on 81 percent, 90 percent, and 96 percent of his field goal attempts over the past three seasons, respectively. Aguayo has a strong leg and never missed an extra point over three years. With the change of the NFL's extra point rules, Aguayo is even more valuable. He is a rare prospect who could go in the early rounds on the third day of the draft.






  2. Ross Martin, K, Duke
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 185.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/27/16: In 2015, Martin was 26-for-30. He hit on field goals from 51 yards twice and one from 53 yards out. Martin kicked well at the Senior Bowl, including hitting a 60-yard field goal.

    8/29/15: Martin showed impressive accuracy in 2014, hitting 19 of 21 field goal attempts. He missed his only attempt over 50 yards and was 5 for 6 in the 40-yard range. In 2013, Martin was 13-of-19, which wasn't as strong as his 2012 season when he went 20-of-23. He does have some deep accuracy with connecting on 4 of 5 attempts from over 50 yards in his career, but he struggles in the 40-yard range as he is 6 of 10 in two seasons.


  3. Ka'Imi Fairbairn, K, UCLA
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/27/16: Fairbairn was 20-for-24 in 2015. One miss was an attempt from over 50 yards away, and he was 2-of-5 in the 40-yard range. Fairbairn managed to hit a 60-yard field goal against California and went on to win the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker. Fairbairn was just average at the Senior Bowl.

    8/29/15: In 2014, Fairbairn improved his accuracy with an impressive year. He was 18 of 22 and hit four of six in the 40-yard range. In 2013, Fairbairn made 14 of 21 field goal attempts and struggled from long distances. He missed his only attempt of over 50 yards and was five of eight in the 40-yard range. The previous year, Fairbairn was 16 of 22.


  4. Marshall Morgan, K, Georgia
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 200.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/27/16: Morgan was 18-for-25 in 2015. He missed in both the 30- and 40-yard range. His longest field goal was a 47-yarder.

    8/29/15: In 2014, Morgan made 16 of 21 attempts. He was three of six in the 40-yard range and made his only attempt over 50 yards. Morgan connected on 22-of-24 field goals in 2013. He was perfect on 47 extra points and made 17 field goals in a row. Morgan was First-Team All-SEC selection for that season. He also showed some power with field goals from 55 and 56 yards out. It was a big improvement from the 2012 season when Morgan was eight of 14 on the year.


  5. Jaden Oberkrom, K, TCU
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 187.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/27/16: Oberkrom was 21-for-25 in 2015, including hits on attempts from 53 and 57 yards.

    8/29/15: Oberkrom hit 22 of 27 field goals in 2014. He was six for 10 in the 40-yard range and didn't attempt one over 49 yards. Oberkrom was 14 of 18 in 2013 on field goal attempts. He made three out of four attempts in the 40-yard range, but was only one for four in 50+-yard range. Over two seasons, Oberkrom was 36 of 48.




  6. John Wallace, K, Louisville
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 210.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    4/27/16: Wallace was 16-of-21 in 2015 with a long of 50 yards.

    8/29/15: Wallace was 15 of 19 on his field goal attempts in 2014. His long was 51 yards, but that was his only attempt greater than 50 yards. He also was five for seven in the 40-yard range. Wallace hit 20 of 24 as a sophomore and 15 of 19 as a freshman.


  7. Ian Frye, K, Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 176.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Frye was 17-for-22 in 2015.

    8/29/15: Prior to 2014, Frye was six for nine over two years with the Cavaliers. He broke out in 2014, hitting 82 percent of his field goal attempts (22 of 27). While Frye was accurate, he was zero for three from 50+ yards with a long of 47 yards on the season.


  8. Austin Lopez, K, San Jose State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
    Projected Round (2014): FA.

    4/27/16: Lopez was 10-of-17 on field goal attempts in 2015.

    8/29/15: Last year, Lopez had a bad slump hitting only 12 of his 24 field goal attempts. Perhaps he can bounce back as a senior. Other good kickers have had a down year and bounced back from a slump in the past (Blair Walsh for example).

    Lopez was a perfect 17-for-17 in 2012. A year later, he made 22 of 27 attempts. Lopez made both attempts from over 50 yards and was an impressive 11 of 13 in the 40-yard range.


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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