As a rule, teams start looking to pick up kickers and punters in the last few rounds, which makes these guys prime candidates for Mr. I status. Because of the league's biased view on kickers, though, even the best might not go 'til last. That makes it hard to choose just one. So here are four punter/kickers who might grab the Lowsman Trophy.Name: Dan Hadenfeldt
Vitals: 5'10" 205 pounds
Stats: In 1999 and 2000, punted 104 times for a 44.7 average with 30 inside the 20 yard-line.
Notes: Was granted a sixth year of eligibility right before last year's draft so he stayed in school. ... Great leg strength and a two-step punter to boot, but needs time to develop, which kickers don't usually get in the NFL. Could also kick off for an NFL team, which helps his chances ... Oh the life of a kicker -- one scouting report has him listed as Dan Hadenfelt, another has him as David Hadenfeldt ... Jewish Sports Review named him to its 1999 All-America team.
Name: Billy Gramatica
Name: Owen Pochman
Name: Jamie Rheem
Next: I introduce Mr. Irrelevant. Unofficially, I missed predicting Mr. I XXVI by eight picks. On my (yes, unpublished) radar screen for the selection was DT Tyrone Robertson from Hinds JuCo in Mississippi, who was taken by the Bills at #238. Another close call was Princeton lineman Dennis Norman, who went to Seattle with pick 222. Officially the closest I came was BYU kicker Owen Pochman, who went to New England at 216. So I missed by 40 picks, which, in the world of draft gurus, makes me Mr. Irrelevant.
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