Combine Workout: Kickers

All of the top kickers from the senior class were on hand at the combine and all worked out. There were some surprising results. Here's the breakdown.

Jesse Ainsworth/Arizona State

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
69 4.09 64 3.91 70 3.40 67 4.19 75 4.00

Field Goals (X=miss/G=Good)

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
X G G X X G G X X X G G G X G

Comments: Displayed solid leg strength yet was very erratic.  While some of his kick-offs were good length many of the longer ones were line drives.  Ainsworth was all over the place with his field goals.

Matt Clark/Auburn

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
60 3.50 66 3.69 64 3.51 67 3.75 67 3.69

Field Goals (X=miss/G=Good)

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
G G G G G G G X G X G X X X X

Comments:  Marginal leg strength and does not look like an NFL kicker.

Mason Crosby/Colorado

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
62 4.03 66 4.16 62 3.94 67 3.41 62 3.75

Field Goals

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
G G G X G G G X G X X G X G G

Comments: Crosby had the strongest leg of anyone but was terribly inconsistent.  His kick-offs were marginal and he was all over the place with his field goals.  Twice he hit the netting just in front of his long snapper which simulates the defense.  He does get great hang time and his field goals from 50-yards clearly made it into the stands and would've been good from 60+ yards.

Nick Folk/Arizona

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
68 4.18 68 4.00 64 3.94 69 4.22 - -

Field Goals

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
G G G G G G G G G X G X G G G

Comments: Folk was definitely the surprise of the day showing both a strong leg and consistency.  Coming on the heels of a poor Senior Bowl, this will significantly help his draft stock.

Justin Medlock/UCLA

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
70 4.12 64 4.09 67 4.03 67 4.03 72 4.00

Field Goals

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
G G G M G G G G X X G G G X X

Comments: By far Medlock had the strongest kick-off leg of anyone and got decent hang-times on his kicks.  The field goals were a different story and Medlock was erratic and tended to scoop his attempts.

Brandon Pace/Virginia Tech

Kick-offs

Distance (Yards)/Hang Time (Seconds)
1 2 3 4 5
64 3.87 62 3.84 62 3.93 62 4.00 66 3.75

Field Goals

30yd 35yd 40yd 45yd 50yd
G G G X G X G X G X X G G X G

Comments: Average leg as his kick-offs rarely got inside the five yard line while his longer field goals struggled to make it over the bar.


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