Some would point to his 18/22 and multiple game winning field goals and say he had a pretty good year. Those people would be wrong. Tough grading? Hardly. Nugent’s 81.8% accuracy was good enough to tie him for 23rd out of 32 kickers, or the 25th percentile.
When testing to get in to colleges, the 25th percentile don’t exactly receive a lot of college offers and often end up at junior colleges…if they are lucky. What does that have to do with Nugent? Nothing really, just a roundabout way of saying he did not have a good year.
This is an average grade and really should be broken down as Huber “A” and post Huber “C”. Prior to having his face rearranged, Kevin Huber was having a Pro Bowl caliber season. It is safe to say the punters that replaced him will never approached a Pro Bowl caliber level of play.