PFF scouting report: Brad Craddock, K, Maryland
Below is the PFF draft profile for Maryland’s Brad Craddock, 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.
Stats to know:
Hit 94.7 percent of field goal attempts in 2014.
What he does best:
• Was almost perfect as a junior in 2014, with a lone miss on 19 attempts coming from 54 yards.
• Career-long of 57 yards against Ohio State in 2014.
• Field-goal percentage of 80.0 or higher in each of his final three seasons at Maryland.
• Made all 11 field goals of 40 to 49 yards over the past two seasons; no NFL kicker can match that over the same span.
• 95.7 percent accurate on extra points as a senior in 2015. Atlanta Falcons were the only NFL team to be less accurate than that in the final professional season with extra points being snapped from the two-yard line (2014).
• Attempted just four kicks of 50 yards or more over the past two seasons, making 50 percent of them.
• Touchback on just 37.7 percent of his kickoffs in 2014; worth noting that touchback yard-line difference often alters tactics for kickoffs, so it’s not always reflective of leg strength.
If he had followed up his 2014 season with another big year, we’d likely be talking about Craddock as the best kicker in this draft class. His field-goal percentage dropped to 80.0 before a hand injury ended his season, hurting his draft status somewhat. Regardless, the Australian-born kicker has shown himself to be capable of kicking at an NFL standard, and deserves a chance late in the draft.