First that tells me 3 of those guys don't have enough years to judge how good they are(not saying they are bad, but 1 or 2 years is nothing for an NFL kicker; guys have flamed quickly after looking bright before).
Second, in 17 years that's only 10 guys. As I said, 3 of them are too early to call.
Like I said, you don't find UDFA kickers that are good too often. Looks like 3 teams the last 2 years may have lucked out, but it was after a 6 year drought.
Just gonna say good luck with that.
I discounted the 3 that had 2years or less (dan bailey, tucker, and forbath) as to why I noted their years played. out of the rest, nick novak was the lone person with a lower 40yard percentage.
There's obviously more UDFA's, but I didn't want to spend the time to look at them. here's another common name you know of
Connor Barth - 92.9% from under 40 (84.2% career)
most of them are better than him from under 40. I don't see how hard it is to at least TRY to replace him. he's in his "20s" in ranking, outside of year 1 which he was perfect. There are a good bit of UDFA's in the NFL when it comes to kickers.
Trend seems to be most UDFA that are playing now get around the same career %, but better under 40. I think I'd feel safer having to depend on a kicker that hits under 40 90% of the time and the long kicks not as high of a % compared to a guy like hartley who makes me cringe everytime he goes for a FG under 40, but smokes most of the 40+
This post was edited on 5/3 at 11:26 am