Kickers and punters are taken for granted in today’s league. After all, anyone can kick a field goal, right? And don’t even get started on punting – anyone’s 50-year old uncle could go out and make a decent punt.
But as with anything in the NFL, players and positions are ranked. And last year, Billy Cundiff and Spencer Lanning both ranked towards the bottom of the league. The Browns just extended Cundiff’s contract through 2014, but that was most likely due to the residual star-power of his 2010 All-Pro year. If we’re being honest, both of those positions should be upgraded, and what better place to start looking than the draft?
To see Cover32’s ranking of the top-10 kickers and punters, click here.