Quinn Sharp has agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Bengals #okstate
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 27, 2013
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)
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.