BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference recipient. Averaged 43 yards on 51 punts last season with a long of 67 yards. Put 15 inside the 20-yard line and had six touchbacks. Averaged a little more than 61 yards on 71 kickoffs, with 48 resulting in touchbacks. Career long punt of 80 yards came as a junior.
POSITIVES: Strong-legged punter who gets excellent hang time and drives the ball to the opposite field. Does a solid job with punt placement. Adequate kicking off.
NEGATIVES: Takes a while getting the ball off his foot.
ANALYSIS: A strong-legged dual kicker, Farden is a solid prospect and good athlete for the position. Must refine the details of his game and prove he can kick off from the NFL mark, yet possesses decent upside for the next level.