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SETH MARLER
Position: PK
Class: Sr
School: Tulane
Conference: C-USA
Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 190
40 Time: 5
Grade: 3.48

BIO: Impacted the program as a true freshman and awarded either first or second team All-Conference honors the past four seasons. Second team All-Conference choice in 2002 connecting on 60.6 percent of his field goals as a senior with a long of 51 yards. Had four field-goal attempts blocked. Averaged 42.9 yards on 72 punts, placing 18 inside the 20-yard line. Winner of the 2001 Lou Groza Award and Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year as well as being an All-America choice as a junior. Made 15 of 16 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards. Leaves college as Tulane’s and C-USA’s all-time leading scorer.

POSITIVES: Big-legged, dual-threat kicker coming off an inconsistent senior campaign. Gets length on his kickoffs as well as hang time on punts. Accurate and consistent displaying the ability to make the big field goal during the game's critical moments. Displayed top punting skills last season, his first handling the duties. Offers excellent directional punting abilities.

NEGATIVES: Slow getting the ball off his foot, kicks do not explode into the air and marred with inconsistency in 2002. Also had the benefit of kicking inside a dome at Tulane.

ANALYSIS: After a terrible outing in 2002, seemed to be back on track at the Combine when he did not miss a field goal. His abilities to handle a dual role coupled with directional punting skills could get him drafted late.

PROJECTION: Early Sixth Round

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-10 1 -10 0

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