Today's 2011 NFL Pro Days are fairly quiet. Arizona State, Ball State, and Wofford players will be putting on a display hoping to impress scouts as we move towards the 2011 NFL Draft. None of the players appears to be rated in Top 100 lists so there's not a whole lot to work with here.
I thought instead that we could look at the kicker position. There aren't any significant kickers on today's Pro Day schedule, but the 49ers do apparently have plans to work out a kicker. According to National Football Post, the 49ers will conduct a workout today with UCLA kicker Kai Forbath. Scouts Inc rates him as the number two kicker behind Nebraska's Alex Henery.
Forbath put up some solid numbers at UCLA his first three season before struggling his senior season. Do any of our UCLA fans have any thoughts on why Forbath struggled as a senior. He can hit deep field goals fairly well, but those senior season numbers don't exactly inspire a lot of confidence.
The real question at this point is whether or not you'd actually invest a draft choice in a kicker. Joe Nedney is solid when healthy but his age is catching up with him. Jeff Reed is an option, as is practice squad man Fabrizio Scaccia. Do you draft a kicker to bring some competition to camp, or do you hope for an undrafted free agent to mix in?
|03/03/2011||Baylor, FAU, Tulane, Utah State|
|03/04/2011||Alabama State, Albany State, Lindenwood, Troy, Weber State|
|03/07/2011||Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Rhode Island, Tuskegee|
|03/08/2011||Alabama A&M, Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Auburn, Fordham, Liberty, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Prairie View A&M|
|03/09/2011||Alabama, BYU, California-Davis, California, Clark-Atlanta, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Mississippi State, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Rutgers, West Georgia, Wisconsin, UTEP|
|03/10/2011||Akron, Buffalo, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Texas Tech, West Texas, Wofford|
|03/11/2011||Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Jackson State, North Texas, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee|
|03/14/2011||Air Force, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Montana, Newberry, Wake Forest, Widener|
|03/15/2011||Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, Emporia State, Florida, Kansas State, McNeese State, Montana State, Pittsburgh, Robert Morris, Southeast Louisiana, Towson|
|03/16/2011||Arkansas-Monticello, Bowie State, California (PA), Delaware, Florida A&M, Illinois, Indiana, James Madison, Louisian-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia Union, William & Mary|
|03/17/2011||Appalachian State, Grambling State, Lehigh, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Missouri, North Alabama, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia|
|03/18/2011||Arkansas State, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Northwestern State (LA), Temple, Virginia Union|
|03/21/2011||Abilene Christian, Georgia Southern, Iowa, North Dakota State, Valdosta State|
|03/22/2011||Georgia, Iowa State, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota State|
|03/23/2011||Arizona State, Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas State|
|03/24/2011||Boise State, Maine, Middle Tennessee State, UNLV, New Hampshire, New Mexico, San Diego State, South Florida, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky|
|03/25/2011||Arizona State, Ball State, Wofford|
|03/28/2011||Central Missouri, Cincinnati, Citadel, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, Rice|
|03/29/2011||Coastal Carolina, Texas, UCLA, Utah|
|03/30/2011||New Mexico State, North Carolina Central, Northern Iowa, Southern California, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Washington|
|03/31/2011||North Carolina, Stephen F. Austin|
|04/07/2011||Jacksonville State, Notre Dame|