PFF scouting report: Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State

Gordon McGuinness and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of FSU's Roberto Aguayo ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State


Below is the PFF draft profile for Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

Kicker

Stats to know:

Perfect on extra point attempts throughout his college career

What he does best:

• Accurate from inside 40 yards, where he was perfect in his time at Florida State
• Hit on 95.5 percent of field goals as a freshman and 90.0 percent as a sophomore
• Recovered from mini slump after hitting 4-of-6 against Georgia Tech and Syracuse, including a would-be game-winner, to connect on every field goal from inside 50 yards in the final five games of the year

Biggest concerns:

• How strong is his leg? Career long of 53 yards, but missed from 54 and 56 yards out
• Went 10-of-15 on field goals between 40 and 49 yards over the past two seasons, would have been good for just 26th in the NFL last season
• Went 4-of-7 on field goals of 50 yards or more over the past two seasons, would have been good for just 24th in the NFL last season
• Registered 48 touchbacks on 84 kickoffs in 2015. Worth noting that college touchback rule alters tactic on kickoffs, but coupled with struggles from distance on field goals adds to questions about his leg strength
• Field goal percentage dropped every year, first kicker to leave school as a junior since Sebastian Janikowski, and did so after converting on just 80.8 percent of kicks in 2015

Player comparison:

Matt Stover, Baltimore Ravens. In the last few years of his career, the Ravens knew that Stover was automatic from inside 40 yards, but lacked the leg to be counted on for bigger kicks. It’s not quite as extreme for Aguayo, but we was perfect on shorter kicks, and struggled from 50+.

Bottom line:

It’s rare that a kicker leaves school early, but it wasn’t unexpected in Aguayo’s case given that there is a lot of talk of him being drafted in the top 100 selections. While he comes into the draft a picture of consistency from inside 40 yards, he has struggled from further out, something which pushes him further down our draft board.

 

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