One of the best kickers in NCAA history is now without a job, after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived Roberto Aguayo. I want to change this. Brought in to push him, veteran Nick Folk outperformed Aguayo on Friday, making his only field goal attempt from 45 yards out.
"Like I remember I told him as a sophomore, remember I told you in the spring he wasn't kicking really good".
Aguayo clanged a PAT attempt off the right upright after a Bucs touchdown late in the first half, then missed a 47-yard field goal wide right on Tampa Bay's final possession of the game.
The Bucs traded up into the second round to draft Aguayo after he was an All-American kicker at Florida State. His 71 percent on field goals was the lowest in the NFL. Obviously, not up to the standards that I want.
But there was definite upside; if you can lock up a trusty kicker, he can be a real asset and stay on your roster for more than a decade (see Tucker, Justin or Gostkowski, Stephen). It was starting down the line and it just kept fading. "You know, I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore". He connected on 23 of 24 field goals during the Seminoles' national title run in 2013 and was a Groza award finalist in 2014 after converting 27 of 30 field goals. I've done big things throughout my career and I know that I'm capable of doing that and capable of being here. He will get another opportunity to kick in the National Football League at some point. I've just got to put it in the past. Folk made is only field goal attempt in Friday's exhibition opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.