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NATE KAEDING
Nate Kaeding - PK Position: PK
Class: Sr
School: Iowa
Conference: Big Ten
Ht., Wt.: 6'0, 187
40 Time: 4.86
Grade: 3.54

Selected by San Diego Chargers
Round 3, pick 2 (65 overall)
BIO: Starting kicker for Iowa the past four seasons. All-American selection as a senior after connecting on 20 of 21 field goals, with a long of 55 yards. Won similar honors as a junior after connecting on 21 of 24 field goals with a long of 49 yards.

POSITIVES: Strong-legged kicker that's been very accurate throughout college. Thrives under pressure and comes up with the important field goal in game-winning situations. Outstanding leg on kickoffs; consistently drives the ball into the end zone kicking off from his own 30-yard line. Gets lift on the ball during field goal attempts which allows coverage teams ample time to get down the field.

NEGATIVES: Only an average performance at the Combine and was not the best kicker in the RCA Dome.

ANALYSIS: One of the better kickers to enter the draft in a while, Kaeding is a justifiable first-day pick in the draft and should immediately produce as an NFL rookie .

PROJECTION: Early Fourth Round


Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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