Let's talk punter

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  1. Grizzblue

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    Tom Hornsey, P, Memphis
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 195.
    Projected Round (2014): 6-FA.

    4/26/14: Hornsey won the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter. In 2013, he averaged 45.2 yards per punt with a long of 79 yards.

    8/20/13: Hornsey averaged 43.43 yards per punt with 25-of-60 landing inside the 20-yard line (42 percent) in 2012. If he can increase his average in 2013, it would help him get drafted.

    Hornsey practically wore out his leg with 95 punts in 2011. He averaged 42 yards per punt. Hornsey had only five go into the end zone for touchbacks with 23 punts downed inside the 20. He had 19 punts go beyond 50 yards.

    Personal: Majoring in health and human performance/exercise and sports science. Son of Craig and Michele Hornsey. From Australia.

    1. Brian Schmiedebusch, P, Bowling Green
      Height: 6-3. Weight: 226.
      Projected Round (2014): 7-FA.

      4/26/13: Schmiedebush averaged 39.8 yards per punt in 2013 with a long of 56 yards.

      8/20/13: Schmiedebusch saw his his average distance drop significantly in 2012 as he averaged 40.8 yards per punt. Schmiedebusch averaged 45.3 yards per punt in 2011 with a long of 81 yards. He previously played linebacker at a lower level in college football.

      Personal: Majoring in liberal studies. Son of Teresa and Steven Schmiedebusch.
    Kyle Christy*, P, Florida
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Projected Round (2014): FA.

    4/26/14: Christy had an ugly start to the season, averaging only 40.2 yards per punt. He also dropped a punt against Tennessee and set up the Volunteers deep in Florida territory. Will Muschamp benched Christy for freshman Johnny Townsend.

    8/20/13: Christy took the punting job for 2012 after Chas Henry moved on to the NFL and has continued the trend of standout specialists from Florida. Christy finished fifth in the nation with 45.8 yards per punt. He made a real impact in field position as the Gators had a good defense but a streaky offense.


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    Just get one of these guys as an UDFA IMO and be done with it. If that Iowa State guy is there with our very last pick and Emery doesn't have anyone available to him he likes, and he is 100% satisfied with our draft, sure why not.
     
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    JA recommends the Bear's should get one in the 1st round. :36 11 11[1]:
     
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    As a long as he can jump out of the pool, it's fine by me. lol
     
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    Yeah, I disagree heartily. In fact, I believe the difference in punting field position gained and lost was the difference in our two huge recent season finales against the pukers in which we allowed them to back into the playoffs. Also, a sixth rounder is just so incredibly unlikely to make either our offense or defense any better this season, or the future.
     
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    That's what I was saying earlier, if Emery doesn't have anyone he sees value or potential in when our last pick comes around its possible. Doubt it but possible. As to punters winning or losing games they most certainly can IMO. There is something to be said if a guy can average 50 yards on deep punts and consistently put the other team inside the 20 if our offense can get the ball to around midfield.
     
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    We lost against those fuckers because the defense was horrible.

    Seriously, it doesn't really matter if your opponent starts at midfield or at its own 20 yard line. If your defense is good enough they will go three and out. Done.

    That's why I believe a punter won't cost you a game. But a shitty defense that cannot stop the ball will.

    Or when Tony Romo is your Quarterback.
     
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    He's not saying let's neglect the defense, or he'd rather have a good punter than a stellar D. He's saying that an excellent punter can put your team in position to win games by providing. And he's right. It's as a football 101, maybe 102 concept. Not that advanced.

    As far as OP's question... yes, I feel a punter is worth a late round pick. I don't know jack about any of the prospects, so that's where my contribution here ends... haha.
     
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    If they decided to use a 6th on a top 5 punter I'd be fine w/that. The P's have been pretty bad as of late.
     
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    Or Jerry Jones is your GM... Or within 100 yards of your facility for that matter.
     
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    That couldn't be more wrong. So if you have a top 5 defense you should just never punt right? 4th and 20 from your own 25 you should just chuck it up there and see what happens because your defense will stop them so what difference does it make? No, as Butka said the concept of field position is football 101. Pinning an offense back shrinks their playbook and forcing them go for long drives in order to score gives your defense more chances to stop them and keep points off the board. Nobody is saying that a good punter means you can play with 8 guys on defense but c'mon to say field position doesn't matter is dead wrong.
     
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