Mostly agree with your rankings; with the optimism bias from being a cardinals fan personally, I'd argue you could make a 1 star increase at each position, but their current rankings are also fair. I very much disagree with the 1 star ranking at special teams however, as we have a pro bowl gunner in Justin Bethel being joined by some high upside athletes in the kick coverage team and kick return game. Probably the best coverage unit in the game, which coupled with a punter who is below average (don't think he's as bad as stats show- his hangtime is rediculous, and it seems the staff went with him for this reason. I'd choose a distance leg with our coverage team, butI digress). In short, I'd say 3 stars is fair. A perfectly average special teams unit, whose only limitation really seems to be Drew Butler's distance and the uncertainty of a new long snapper (but both seem pretty reliable this far)
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Ian Campbell, P, UTEP
Height: 5-11. Weight: 170. Projected Round (2011): 7-FA. 3/9/13: Campbell averaged 43 yards per punt in 2012.
9/3/12: Campbell was fourth in the nation with an average of 46.13 yards per punt last season. He punted for an average of 45.1 yards in 2010. Campbell had 17 punts over 50 yards with eight touchbacks, eight fair catches and 15 punts landed inside the 20. That was his first season with UTEP.
If Campbell improves, the senior could be a selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.