The Ravens are in a pretty good position with their current special teams unit, a.k.a., the Wolf Pack.
With Justin Tucker, Sam Koch and Morgan Cox (the team’s long snapper), Baltimore has one of the most charismatic and entertaining special teams corps in the NFL. It was just two years ago that Justin Tucker was a fresh-faced undrafted free agent, however it didn’t take him long to supplant Billy Cundiff and firmly entrench himself as one of the fan favorites.
Then he hit a 61 yard field goal (to accompany his 5 other field goals that game, harkening back to the days of Matt Stover… although Matt was never sniffing 61).
Suffice to say, the Ravens won’t be drafting a kicker. But, that doesn’t mean they won’t look into a punter. Sam Koch appears safe after making it past the beginning of this season despite a high cap number, however that doesn’t mean the team won’t look into some competition. I plan to go further in-depth into the punter situation tomorrow.
This is a big season for college kickers with the NFL discussing fundamental changes to the position. If PATs are moved back to the 25-yard line, suddenly leg strength is at a premium. It will be interesting to see if teams jump on the big foots in the draft, or if they let the chips fall naturally.
Here are the top 10 kickers and punters in this year’s draft.