2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Kicker



The top 2021 Kicker prospects available for the 2021 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2024 prospect.

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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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Drafted by Bengals
Overall 149
Round: 5 Number: 5
1. Florida image Evan McPherson*, K, Florida
Height: 5-9. Weight: 180.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: McPherson was superb in the early going of 2020 before not closing out the season as well. He was 15-of-19, including a 55-yard field goal with room to spare, but he missed a long field goal against LSU that would have produced overtime. McPherson was very good as a sophomore and freshman, duplicating his numbers of hitting 90 percent (17-of-19) each season. He had a long of 48 in 2018 and a long of 50 in 2019. McPherson could have returned to Florida, but he entered the 2021 NFL Draft.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2018 Florida 13 17 19
2019 Florida 13 17 19
2020 Florida 11 17 22

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
9/26/2020 @ Ole Miss W 51 - 35 3 3 55
10/3/2020 South Carolina W 38 - 24 1 1 26
10/10/2020 @ Texas A&M L 38 - 41 1 1 53
10/31/2020 Missouri W 41 - 17 0 0
11/7/2020 Georgia
@ Jacksonville, FL
W 44 - 28 3 4 51
11/14/2020 Arkansas W 63 - 35 0 0
11/21/2020 @ Vanderbilt W 38 - 17 1 1 33
11/28/2020 Kentucky W 34 - 10 2 3 40
12/5/2020 @ Tennessee W 31 - 19 1 2 30
12/12/2020 LSU L 34 - 37 2 3 31
12/19/2020 Alabama
@ Atlanta, GA
L 46 - 52 1 1 40
12/30/2020 Oklahoma
@ Arlington, Texas
L 20 - 55 2 3 35




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern
  • '19 - John Baron II, San Diego State
  • '18 - Eddy Pineiro, Florida
2. Miami image Jose Borregales, K, Miami
Height: 5-10. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Borregales was very good in 2020, connecting on 90 percent (18-of-20) of his field goals and making a long of 57 yards. He hit both of his attempts over 50 yards and was 8-of-10 in between 40 and 50. Borregales was much more accurate than in his junior and sophomore seasons. His career earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2016 FIU 1 0 0
2017 FIU 13 15 18
2018 FIU 13 14 18
2019 FIU 13 21 29
2020 Miami (FL) 11 20 22

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
8/29/2019 @ Tulane L 14 - 42 0 0
9/7/2019 Western Ky. L 14 - 20 0 1
9/14/2019 New Hampshire W 30 - 17 1 3 20
9/20/2019 @ Louisiana Tech L 31 - 43 1 2 36
10/5/2019 Massachusetts W 44 - 0 3 3 45
10/12/2019 Charlotte W 48 - 23 0 0
10/19/2019 UTEP W 32 - 17 3 3 46
10/26/2019 @ Middle Tenn. L 17 - 50 1 2 33
11/2/2019 Old Dominion W 24 - 17 3 5 42
11/9/2019 @ Fla. Atlantic L 7 - 37 0 0
11/23/2019 Miami (FL)
@ Miami, Florida
W 30 - 24 3 3 53
11/30/2019 @ Marshall L 27 - 30 (1OT) 2 2 41
12/21/2019 Arkansas St.
@ Montgomery, Ala.
L 26 - 34 4 5 52


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jet Toner, Stanford
  • '19 - Matt Gay, Utah
  • '18 - Michael Badgley, Miami
3. Memphis image Riley Patterson, K, Memphis
Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Patterson hit 70 percent of his field goals in 2020 and made a long of 56 yards, but he was more accurate as a junior, when he had a superb season in which he connected on 23-of-25 attempts with a long of 52 yards. That season, he was a perfect 6-of-6 in the 40-yard range and 5-of-6 in over 50. His strong career at Memphis earned him a Senior Bowl invitation.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2017 Memphis 13 11 16
2018 Memphis 14 15 20
2019 Memphis 14 23 25
2020 Memphis 11 15 22

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
9/5/2020 Arkansas St. W 37 - 24 1 2 26
10/3/2020 @ SMU L 27 - 30 2 2 56
10/17/2020 UCF W 50 - 49 0 0
10/24/2020 Temple W 41 - 29 2 4 42
10/31/2020 @ Cincinnati L 10 - 49 1 1 42
11/7/2020 South Fla. W 34 - 33 2 2 52
11/21/2020 SFA W 56 - 14 2 3 39
11/28/2020 @ Navy W 10 - 7 1 2 26
12/5/2020 @ Tulane L 21 - 35 0 1
12/12/2020 Houston W 30 - 27 3 3 49
12/23/2020 Fla. Atlantic
@ Montgomery, Ala.
W 25 - 10 1 2 53


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ricky Aguayo, Florida State
  • '19 - Austin Seibert, Oklahoma
  • '18 - Aidan Schneider, Oregon
4. Michigan image Quinn Nordin, K, Michigan
Height: 6-1. Weight: 196.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Nordin had a rough 2020, making only 2-of-5 field goals, with the long being 46 yards. He made 10-of-13 field goals in 2019 - 77 percent -, but he was perfect on three attempts in the 30-yard range. He was 1-of-3 from over 50 yards, but made a 57-yard field goal. He had an impressive freshman season for the Wolverines. Quinn probably won't get drafted, but he could challenge for a roster spot in training camp.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2017 Michigan 13 19 24
2018 Michigan 11 11 16
2019 Michigan 11 10 13
2020 Michigan 4 2 5

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
10/24/2020 @ Minnesota W 49 - 24 0 0
10/31/2020 Michigan St. L 24 - 27 1 1 23
11/7/2020 @ Indiana L 21 - 38 0 0
11/14/2020 Wisconsin L 11 - 49 1 1 46
11/21/2020 @ Rutgers W 48 - 42 (3OT) 0 3
11/28/2020 Penn St. L 17 - 27 0 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jace Christmann, Mississippi State
  • '19 - Justin Yoon, Notre Dame
  • '18 - Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky
5. Kansas State image Blake Lynch, K, Kansas State
Height: 5-5. Weight: 148.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Lynch was 12-of-17 on field goals in 2020, booting a long of 53 yards, but he was 1-for-4 in the 40-to-49-yard range. Lynch was very accurate in his debut for Kansas State in 2018, drilling 14-of-16 field goals, including all three tries in the 40-plus-yard range. His two misses as a freshman came from over 50 yards. Lynch did not record a field attempt in the 50-yard range as a sophomore, but he was good on a fabulous 91 percent of his attempts (19-of-21) in 2019.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2018 Kansas St. 9 14 16
2019 Kansas St. 13 19 21
2020 Kansas St. 9 12 17

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
9/12/2020 Arkansas St. L 31 - 35 1 3 35
9/26/2020 @ Oklahoma W 38 - 35 1 1 50
10/3/2020 Texas Tech W 31 - 21 1 1 28
10/10/2020 @ TCU W 21 - 14 2 3 53
10/24/2020 Kansas W 55 - 14 2 2 32
10/31/2020 @ West Virginia L 10 - 37 1 2 21
11/7/2020 Oklahoma St. L 18 - 20 2 2 30
11/21/2020 @ Iowa St. L 0 - 45 0 0
11/28/2020 @ Baylor L 31 - 32 1 1 20
12/5/2020 Texas L 31 - 69 1 2 47


Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Louie Zervos, Ohio
  • '18 - Matthew McCrane, Kansas State
6. Mississippi State image Brandon Ruiz, K, Mississippi State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 174.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Ruiz was 10-of-12 with a long of 43 yards in 2020. He missed both attempts in the 50-plus-yard range. Ruiz hit a 52-yard field goal as a freshman, but his percentage of 70.4 percent - 19-of-27 - was less than one would like to see. However, he showed big improvement as a sophomore, connecting on 18-of-22 - 82 percent - with a long of 49 yards. He improved from 5-of-10 to 4-of-5 in the 40-yard range to lead his improved accuracy.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2017 Arizona St. 13 19 27
2018 Arizona St. 13 18 22
2020 Mississippi St. 9 7 9
2017 Arizona St. 13 19 27
2018 Arizona St. 13 18 22
2020 Mississippi St. 10 10 12

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
9/1/2018 UTSA W 49 - 7 0 0
9/8/2018 Michigan St. W 16 - 13 3 3 49
9/15/2018 @ San Diego St. L 21 - 28 0 0
9/22/2018 @ Washington L 20 - 27 2 2 48
9/29/2018 Oregon St. W 52 - 24 1 1 29
10/6/2018 @ Colorado L 21 - 28 0 1
10/18/2018 Stanford L 13 - 20 2 2 34
10/27/2018 @ Southern California W 38 - 35 1 2 31
11/3/2018 Utah W 38 - 20 1 2 21
11/10/2018 UCLA W 31 - 28 1 2 34
11/17/2018 @ Oregon L 29 - 31 3 3 38
11/24/2018 @ Arizona W 41 - 40 2 2 39
12/15/2018 Fresno St.
@ Las Vegas, NV
L 20 - 31 2 2 44
9/26/2020 @ LSU W 44 - 34 3 3 43
10/3/2020 Arkansas L 14 - 21 0 0
10/10/2020 @ Kentucky L 2 - 24 0 1
10/17/2020 Texas A&M L 14 - 28 0 0
10/31/2020 @ Alabama L 0 - 41 0 0
11/7/2020 Vanderbilt W 24 - 17 1 1 25
11/21/2020 @ Georgia L 24 - 31 1 1 22
11/28/2020 @ Ole Miss L 24 - 31 1 1 25
12/12/2020 Auburn L 10 - 24 1 2 41
12/19/2020 Missouri W 51 - 32 3 3 43
12/31/2020 Tulsa
@ Fort Worth, Texas
W 28 - 26 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota
7. Michigan State image Matt Coghlin, K, Michigan State
Height: 5-9. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

4/26/21: Coghlin was 4-of-6 in 2020 and booted a long of 51 yards. He took over as the Spartans' kicker in 2017 as a freshman and had a respectable debut, hitting 15-of-19 field goals with a long of 46 yards. As a sophomore, he improved to 18-of-22 (82 percent) with a long of 49 yards. In 2019, Coghlin made 22-of-32 - 69 percent - of his kicks with a long of 47 yards.


Career Kicking Stats

Season Team Games Field Goals Made Field Goal Attempts
2017 Michigan St. 13 15 19
2018 Michigan St. 13 18 22
2019 Michigan St. 12 22 32
2020 Michigan St. 7 9 12

Kicking Game Log

Date Opponent Result Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempt Long FGM
10/24/2020 Rutgers L 27 - 38 2 2 48
10/31/2020 @ Michigan W 27 - 24 2 3 51
11/7/2020 @ Iowa L 7 - 49 0 1
11/14/2020 Indiana L 0 - 24 0 0
11/28/2020 Northwestern W 29 - 20 3 4 48
12/5/2020 Ohio St. L 12 - 52 1 1 32
12/12/2020 @ Penn St. L 24 - 39 1 1 23




2020 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

2021 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

2022 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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