Originally Posted by TheDave
Having just looked at Nick Harris's stats (he's with detroit now) he averages about 41 yrds per last season and has yet to have one blocked... So i think the needs to hurry up problem is fixable. With that in mind i would waste a 3rd on this Kid in a heart beat.
Strengths: A master at pinning opponents inside the twenty...Gets excellent hang time...Very strong leg...Can pooch punt or kick the ball for distance...Good size and solid athletic ability for the position...Prolific college player.
Weaknesses: A little slow and may need to speed up his motion once in the pros...Can be a little more consistent...Has had a couple of punts blocked.
Notes: A weapon in the battle for field position...One of the best punters to come along in a while and a legitimate first day prospect...Father and brother were also punters for the Vols.
The problem is...if he doesn't win the job in training camp..there is no way that Denver will carry two punters into the season. so unless he has a mysterious injury...it will be a wasted pick.
There is no margin for error and no time to develop like other positions.
If he is drafted in the late 3rd...you might have to live with him being a little slow...even if it means having a couple blocked (which knowing Denver's luck the last couple of years, will be in the last seconds of a game turning play)...