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Rd 6, Pick #177: K Dustin Hopkins - FSU


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#1 Boludo

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

Lindell can't go on forever!

http://miamiherald.t...inal-hours.html

Probably close with EJ and will help EJ settle in.

#2 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

Love the pick...6th rounders have nowhere near the impact of a kicker

#3 FluffHead

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I was kind of banging the table for this guy pre draft. He was the best kicker in college football with a huge leg.

Lindell is done in by this pick

Edited by FluffHead, 27 April 2013 - 03:19 PM.


#4 KeisterHollow

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

He kicked a 60 yard FG in the spring of last year.  His MO is he's got a strong leg.  Ranked by WalterFootball as 2nd best kicker - although they said they wouldn't be surprised if he were the first taken, on account of his STRONG leg and touchback potential.  Sounds like a good pick, yet again.  (Doubt they would've taken him had other kickers not come off the board already - must be they were prioritizing getting a replacement in for Lindell, as was evidenced by last year's attempt)

#5 OldTimer1960

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Agreed, if he wins the kicking job he will likely have more impact than anybody else they could have picked in round 6 (yes, there are some great 6th round picks like Tom Brady, but by and large the odds of finding someone who makes your team for even a few years are pretty long).

#6 Dr Doom

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Dooooooooooomed!!!!!!!

#7 I 90

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Touchback!

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

Good, a top K here will have way more value then some likely cut or ST player we would have most likely grabbed.  I know players can be found this late, but its rare.  We need a Kicker IMO as Lindell doesnt have the leg anymore and the kid we took last year did not impress at all

#9 Hazed and Amuzed

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

Love this pick. Anyone else who's ever watched him kick off notice his strange little trot before kicking the ball?

#10 Bangarang

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

Your new Buffalo Seminoles

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

I like it, in some of the scouting reports it said he could go as early as the 5th and was the best kicker in the draft. at least now we dont have to punt instead of going for a 50 yard fg.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:16 PM

View PostKirby Jackson, on 27 April 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:

Love the pick...6th rounders have nowhere near the impact of a kicker

Like it a lot too.... Though he's no Brady!

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Has to be our guy from day one.   Needed.

#14 DrDareustein

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Big leg, and accurate. Great value in the 6th.

#15 NickelCity

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Love love LOVE this pick. Exactly who I wanted. Big impact for a late pick too. Awesome.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

View PostFluffHead, on 27 April 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

Lindell is done in by this pick

It seems so... B-)

#17 matter2003

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

Starting field position is worth more in points than virtually anything else statistically speaking over the course of a season...makes sense

#18 OCinBuffalo

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

Piss and moan all you want, but he was BPA with a 69.5 draft grade, when he was drafted. In fact, as I write, he is the highest rated player drafted this round.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

So now we have the punter and kicker from FSU?

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

View PostOCinBuffalo, on 27 April 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

Piss and moan all you want, but he was BPA with a 69.5 draft grade, when he was drafted. In fact, as I write, he is the highest rated player drafted this round.

I think most are happy