Just For Kicks

In the financial world, ROI is an acronym that means return on investment. The Jaguars have yet to receive the return on their fourth-round investment from a couple years ago on punter Adam Podlesh. Find out what the team may do to add some more competition.

The worst thing a front office can do is refuse to admit they made a mistake, and at this point it is unclear whether the Jaguars made a mistake by drafting Adam Podlesh two years ago. Podlesh's booming leg hasn't really translated to real game situations, and the team is looking to add more competition. One player who could provide that competition is University of Cincinnati punter, Kevin Huber.

Huber is a little bigger than most punters, as he stands 6'1", 221 lbs. The lefty has earned plenty of honors in his collegiate career including two first team All-Big East mentions, and a first team All-America award from the collegiate coaches. The lefty's stats were down a little from his junior to his senior seasons, as he went from 46.3 yards per punt down to 44.9 (which is still impressive). Still, Huber worked hard on his accuracy as he recorded just two touchbacks as a senior.

Those statistics earned Huber a Senior Bowl invite and he spoke about his experience in an exclusive Scout.com interview.

"It's been a great week," Huber said following a practice session. "I get to come down here and see all these guys that you watch on TV every weekend and you get to meet them and they're all a great bunch of guys. I get to meet the coaches and the GM's. You get kind of star struck at first, then you seem them around and it comes natural."

Huber appreciated the opportunity for a real time tryout in front of everyone that's important to him getting a job.

"I think it's huge," Huber exclaimed. "It's something extra where you get all the scouts in one place, and all the coaches in one place that get to watch you. If I didn't get invited down here, I'd have to work even harder to get some workouts with coaches outside of the Senior Bowl. It's just a great experience to have all the guys in the same place."

The position of punter is usually one that you only notice when something bad happens, but Kevin spoke about his favorite aspect of punting.

"It's the best when they look at the punter and all his stats and they actually talk about the punter in a good way," Huber told Scout.com. "It's kind of motivating to punters to perform that well in games and to get that recognition."

Huber's opposite lefty spin is a valuable weapon, as well as his willingness to tackle when presented with the task. He spoke candidly about some of the things he needs to get better at.

"I definitely need to be more consistent with my hang time," Huber said willingly. "I know where I can be and every punt has to have the exact same hang time."

The fans of Jacksonville know all too well about a lack of hang time on punts, but it's mostly because the punts they've been seeing haven't traveled much over 40 yards. Kevin Huber could add competition to the punting position in Jacksonville, and at the very least, push Adam Podlesh to realize his potential. Huber is currently projected as a late-round pick.


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