It appears Ryan Longwell cannot live forever. I guess Rick Spielman figured this out and that is why he made Blair Walsh their 6th round pick (175th overall) out of Georgia. Walsh was regarded, on a lot of people’s boards, as the top kicker in this years draft class. Unlike the Jaguars, we decided to take our special team players in the 6th round instead of the 3rd. Walsh also brings value for his strong leg. I can’t stand watching Longwell’s kickoffs fall short of the other endzone even after a new rule moved us 5 yards closer. Remember that in college the hash marks are also much wider making kicking slightly more difficult. Right now he projects as an extra camp leg and maybe a kick off specialist. Here are his strengths and weaknesses:


Kick power and distance


Accuracy concerns