Zane Gonzalez
Projection
Round 5
Grade
B
6.40
Quality Backup

Zane Gonzalez

Kicker
Arizona State
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 202
  • 40-Yard: N/A
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Two-step kicker, gets the ball off quickly. Accurate. Very good with kickoffs. 75 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks. Made 7-of-9 kicks over 50 yards in 2016.

Weak Points

Doesn't get a lot of height on his kicks.

The Way We See It

With the perception among some scouts and front-office execs that Robert Aguayo was over-drafted last year, it will be interesting to see how it affects this year's crop of kickers. It is relevant because some think Gonzalez is a better prospect, but I don't see him going as high as Aguayo. Gonzalez has been a very accurate kicker throughout his career. Missed only two attempts in 2016. Only three missed PATs for his career. Strong leg on kickoffs with a better than 75 percent touchback rate. Gonzalez is easily the top-rated special teamer in this draft and some scouts claim he is the best kicker they have evaluated.