2015 NFL Draft: Top 5 Place Kickers

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Nov 9, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams kicker Jared Roberts (47) attempts and makes a forty five yard field goal as wide receiver Joe Hansley (25) holds in the second quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Hughes Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

5. Jared Roberts, Colorado State

Born in Littleton, Colorado, Jared Roberts kicked for Mullen high school. After finishing his senior season, the two time Letterman for the Colorado State Rams is one of top place kicker prospects in the draft. Mostly due to his ability to kick from range, Roberts should draw some interest from NFL scouts.

Only making 12 out of his 20 attempted field goals in 2014, it is safe to say Roberts isn’t the most accurate of all the kicking prospects. That being said, as touched on above at 6’1″ and 213 pounds, Roberts has an especially strong leg.

Roberts’s career long is 54 yards, which came in 2013; his longest kick in 2014 was 53 yards.  For a college place kicker anything over 48 yards is fairly impressive, thus making Robert’s 54 yard boot pretty unique and considerably impressive.

Due to Roberts’s frankly sub-par accuracy, and poor consistency, chances are Roberts will not be taken in the draft. Roberts’s best chance to make an NFL team will likely come when taking part in an NFL tryout. If Roberts’s can prove himself to be much more consistent, the raw talent is there. It is possible that he will one day become an NFL place kicker.

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