How did the last kicker drafted by each NFL team do as a rookie?

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Evan McPherson has delivered big time as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals. All he does is hit game-winning kicks. And now he has the AFC North champs in the Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals

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Bill Gramatica was chosen in 2001 out of South Florida in the fourth round. He made 16-of-20 field-goal attempts as a rookie and 25 of 25 PATs. Gramatica was out of football after 2004 when he was a Miami Dolphins

Atlanta Falcons

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Matthew Bosher was chosen in the sixth round in 2011. He became a kickoff specialist and had 704 between 2011 and 2019.

Baltimore Ravens

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Never … Justin Tucker was a free agent, a brilliant signing.

Buffalo Bills


A sixth-round pick out of Georgia Southern, Tyler Bass. As a rookie, he hit 28-of-34 field goals and 57-of-59 PATs. In 2021, 28-of-32 were good as were his 51 PATs.

Carolina Panthers

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The seventh-round pick from Georgia Tech in 2017, Harrison Butker didn’t stick to kick with the Panthers. He managed to find a home with the Kansas City Chiefs, you think?

Chicago Bears

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A sixth-round pick out of Michigan State in 2000, Paul Edinger hit 21-of-27 field goals. He was perfect on 21 PATs. Edinger never missed a PAT in his six-year career, hitting 164.

Cincinnati Bengals


Evan McPherson hit on 28-of-33 field goals in the regular season after being drafted out of Florida. He’s done fairly well for himself in the postseason.

Cleveland Browns

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Austin Seibert came out of Oklahoma in 2019, a fifth-rounder. He hit on 25-of-29 field goals as a rookie. He hit 30-of-35 PATs. He was on to the Bengals in 2020.

Dallas Cowboys

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In 2009, the Cowboys picked David Buehler in the fifth round out of USC. He kicked off as a rookie and actually was the field-goal kicker in 2010. Buehler hit 24-of-32 in 2010.

Denver Broncos

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Out of Northern Arizona, the Broncos took Paul Ernster in the seventh round in 2005. He was a kicker until his senior year. Then he became a punter. So, we will track back to 1993 when Jason Elam was drafted in the third round from Hawaii.

Detroit Lions

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Nate Freese, a seventh-rounder from Boston College, played in three games in 2014. He missed 4-of-7 attempts.

Green Bay Packers

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Mason Crosby came from Colorado in the sixth round in 2007. He still is their kicker. Crosby hit 31-of-39 field goals as a rookie.

Houston Texans

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As a fifth-round pick out of Texas A&M in 2012, Randy Bullock connected on 26-of-35 field goals.

Indianapolis Colts

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In 2009, seventh-round selection Pat McAfee out of West Virginia kicked off 80 times.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Louisiana Tech product Josh Scobee was taken in the fifth round in 2004. He hit on all 21 PATs and missed 7-of-31 field goal attempts.

Kansas City Chiefs

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Ryan Succop was Mr. Irrelevant, taken as the last pick in the seventh round in 2009. As a rookie, he hit 25-of-29 field goals and all 29 PATs.

Las Vegas Raiders

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A rare kicker as a first-round pick, the Raiders grabbed Sebastian Janikowski from Florida State in 2000. He hit 22-of-32 field goals and all 46 extra points. Janikowski went on to a long career.

Los Angeles Chargers

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In 2006, the Chargers chose Kurt Smith in the sixth round out of Virginia. He didn’t make the team or have any NFL stats.

Los Angeles Rams

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The year was 2020 and the Rams plucked Sam Sloman from Miami of Ohio. He played in seven games for LA, hitting 8-of-11 field goals before turning up in Tennessee.

Miami Dolphins

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The Dolphins found a good one with Jason Sanders, a 2018 seventh-round pick out of New Mexico. He hit 18-of-20 field goals and 35-of-36 PATs as a rookie.

Minnesota Vikings

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In 2018, the Minnesota Vikings chose Daniel Carlson in the fifth round out of Auburn. He made 17-of-21 field goals as a rookie overall, the time spent with Minnesota and Oakland.

New England Patriots

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Justin Rohrwasser was drafted by New England in 2020 out of Marshall in the fifth round. He has no NFL stats.

New York Giants

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John Markham was a fifth-round pick in 2001 out of Vanderbilt. No stats.

New York Jets

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Mike Nugent became a New York Jet in 2005 after being chosen in the second round out of Ohio State. As a rookie, he hit 22-of-28 field goals He connected on all 24 PATs.

Philadelphia Eagles

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The Eagles drafted Alex Henery out of Nebraska in the fourth round in 2011. He hit 24-of-27 field goals and 46-of-46 PATs in his rookie season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Kris Brown was drafted by the Steelers in 1999 out of Nebraska. He hit 25-of-29 field goals and 30-of-31 PATs in 1999.

San Francisco 49ers

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Jeff Chandler went to Miami and in 2002 the 49ers grabbed him in the fourth round. Chandler kicked in six games, going 8-for-12 on field goals and 14-of-14 on PATs.

Seattle Seahawks

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Brandon Coutu was a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks in 2008. Somehow, he had no stats until 2011 when he played one game for the Bills, hitting 3 PATs, missing his lone field-goal attempt.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers’ Matt Gay is going to the Super Bowl as a Ram. He was picked in the fifth round in 2019 out of Utah. As a rookie with TB, he hit 27-of-35 field goals and 43-of-48 PATs.

Tennessee Titans

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In 1992, the Houston Oilers drafted Joe Wood in the 12th round out of Air Force. No stats. That would mean the Tennesse Titans have not chosen a kicker in the draft … yet.

Washington Commanders

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The Washington team drafted Zach Hocker out of Arkansas in the 2014 seventh round. He had no stats in 2014. In 2015, he played in 8 games for the Saints and Rams.