Colorado - Senior
Following a very successful junior campaign, Mariscal has proven to be an asset for the Buffs. He demonstrated his powerful leg kicking a 68-yard punt versus Southern California.
Likely to be drafted: Third Round
Ohio State - Senior
Groom was an integral part of the Buckeyes' run at the national title. Groom doesn't have a huge leg, but has been very consistent this past season. Has shown he can kick in a clutch.
Likely to be drafted: Fourth Round
Auburn - Senior
Possessing a very strong leg, Duval handles kickoffs, punts, and field goals for Auburn. While a clutch kicker from the 40-49 yard range, he has accuracy issues on shorter distance kicks. May be looked at as a punter and kickoff specialist in the NFL.
Likely to be drafted: Fifth Round
Georgia – Senior
Kilgo had an off year after showing improvement in each of his previous three seasons. Doesn't have the strongest leg, but is a very consistent performer.
Likely to be drafted: Seventh Round
Undrafted Free Agents
Maryland – Senior
Barnard has a solid leg and generates good hang time and distance. A four-year starter for the Terps, Barnard was a finalist for the Ray Guy award.
UCLA – Senior
Possessing a very live leg, Fikse has been a four-year starter at UCLA and even performed kicking duties his senior year. A bit undersized by NFL standards, Fikse is a very complete prospect who shows good directional skills and hang time.
Minnesota – Senior
Had a phenomenal year in 2000, but has regressed since that time. Possesses an outstanding leg, but has had problems with consistency.
Colorado State – Senior
Huber is a big punter, with long legs and arms. Shows good mechanics, power, and gets good hang time on his punts. Lacks experience, as his senior year was only his second year punting for the Rams. Needs to get rid of the ball quicker, as his release is a bit slow.
Utah State – Senior
A very athletic punter, Mullins played some wide receiver while at Utah State. Generates good power and hang time. The thin air of Utah may have helped his average some.
San Diego State – Senior
One of the larger punters coming out, Simnjanovski has a very strong leg and actually started his career as a kickoff specialist. Needs to work on his directional skills as well as getting the ball off quicker.
2003 Punting Prospects