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OSU Kicker/Punter Quinn Sharp has agreed to terms with Bengals

 

Dec 1, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys kicker Quinn Sharp (13) kicks a 43 yard field goal during the second half against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

The kicker out of Oklahoma State earned all-Big 12 honors for kicking and punting during his final two seasons, and was the first OSU player to ever earn an all-conference nod three years running. His career punting average of 45.9 yards led all active NCAA players last season and set a school record. His career field-goal percentage (84.7%) was second among active NCAA kickers last season. (Hat tip to TulsaWorld.com)

 

College Statistics

Kicking

Punting

Year

XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
2009 0 0 0 0 0 67 3023 45.1
2010 0 0 0 0 0 46 2127 46.2
2011 79 80 98.8 22 25 88 145 47 2175 46.3
2012 72 72 100 28 34 82.4 156 44 2036 46.3
Career 151 152 99.3 50 59 84.7 301 204 9361 45.9

 

 

NFL.com Analysis

STRENGTHS Good leg strengths on kickoffs, capable of putting the ball through the end zone. Ball explodes off foot on placements, gets up quickly and appears to have 50-plus yard range if given the opportunity. Booms punts with 5.0 second-plus hangtime when trying to put the ball inside the 20. Adjusts to low and high snaps adeptly. Has a thicker build, had six solo tackles on returns in 2009.

WEAKNESSES Three-step approach on punts, only adequate delivery time (1.35-1.45 seconds). Inconsistent hangtime and distance on longer punts and kickoffs, gives returners a better chance at a long return. Distance on pooch punts is wild, goes from in the end zone to outside the 20. Unusual approach on some placements; stands with feet together, pounds left foot first and then takes two steps to the spot. Other times he’ll use a more typical three-step approach with a heavy first step.

NFL COMPARISON Lawrence Tynes

BOTTOM LINE Rare triple kicking threat in college who will flourish as a kickoff specialist in the NFL and could grow into a solid field goal kicker or punter with experience.

 

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