The 49ers (or basically any other team) can get a Pro Bowler with one of their most useless picks. He probably won't be the next Tom Brady, but rather a great kicker. Personally, I can't stand Joe Nedney anymore. When you consider his age and how the injury bug has bothered him lately, I don't think you can blame me. Not to mention how mediocre his accuracy has been in the last few seasons. The team has four 7th round picks, and picking one of these guys makes more sense than a practice squad player who'll never make a roster.
The three options I look at are: 1. Alex Henery, the Nebraska Cornhusker who went 18/19 last year. He missed 1 PAT attempt out of 194 in his collegiate career. We'll have his #9 reserved for him.
2. Kai Forbath, California kid, made 85/101 career attempts and missed a couple PATs, looked bad at the Senior Bowl; not jaw-dropping stats, but he still has one of the NCAA's top legs.
3. Josh Jasper: I really like this kid, especially after watching the LSU-Arkansas game from 2009. In that game (which LSU won in OT), he was a perfect 7/7 on his kicks, with his two biggest kicks being made late in the game in high pressure situations from beyond 50 yards. The guy went 28/34 in 2010, scoring 120 points. He's also athletic, running a successful fake FG against Florida, which is always a plus for a special teams player.
Bottom line: Just get rid of Joe Nedney. Please.
Which of the following is the best move?
Alex Henery in Round 6 (40 votes)
Kai Forbath in Round 7/Free Agency (16 votes)
Josh Jasper in Round 7/Free Agency (15 votes)
Sign some other random veteran for minimum salary (1 vote)
Joe Nedney is still the best (10 votes)
What ever happened to Jeff Reed? (4 votes)
Give the job to Patrick Willis (32 votes)
118 total votes