WATCH: This former Gators kicker hits his second game-winner of the season

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Former Florida kicker Evan McPherson, who was the most accurate kicker in SEC history over his three years as a starter, continues to make the Cincinnati Bengals look smart for using a fifth-round pick on him in the 2021 NFL draft.

The rookie has already hit one game-winning field goal this season, which came in overtime in the first game of his career against the Minnesota Vikings, and on Thursday night, McPherson completed a Bengals comeback with a 35-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jags led 14-0 at halftime, and Cincinnati didn’t lead until the game was over.

The Bengals now move to 3-1 on the year largely thanks to McPherson’s leg, and though he missed his first try against Jacksonville (which was his first miss of the season), he’s still 4 of 5 on field-goal attempts and his perfect on PATs.

It’s always a bold move to use a draft pick on a specialist, but a reliable kicker who comes up clutch in situations like this is easily worth spending a late-round pick on.

Related

Here's the SP+ score prediction for Florida-Kentucky

This Gators quarterback makes top 25 for Golden Arm Award

Florida rises in latest power rankings from CBS Sports

These two 4-star defensive prospects have planned official visits to the Swamp

Anthony Richardson at '100 percent' ahead of Kentucky matchup

Follow us @GatorsWire on Twitter and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Florida Gators news, notes and opinions.