And this is why you don't waste draft picks on kickers!
Being a special teams specialist in the NFL is one of the hardest gigs out there. Just one single mistake could cost you your job, as there is always someone waiting in the wings for you to mess up so they can steal your job.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping to avoid all of that last year when they selected former FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second-round of the Draft, a puzzling move to say the least. But hey, at least he was completely reliable at the collegiate level. If you're going to draft a kicker at all, you might as well snag someone like Aguayo.
Rookie seasons— Bo Nerr 🅥 (@Sp0rtsTalkJoey) August 12, 2017
Roberto Aguayo (59th overall pick):
Sebastian Janikowski (17th overall pick):
Both from Florida State
However, after a brutal rookie season, and a rough start to camp this year, even former second-rounders aren't safe from the dangers that is the special team cut wheel.
Bucs have released PK Roberto Aguayo.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 12, 2017
According to reports, the Bucs have released their former starting kicker after his abysmal game Friday night in the preseason. After making an easy 20-yarder to start things off, he missed an extra point, and then failed to connect on a 47-yarder later in the game.
With Nick Folk looking good on his one try from 32 yards out, that was all the Bucs needed to cut ties with the former second-round pick.
Roberto Aguayo was drafted 76 picks ahead of Dak Prescott and 91 picks ahead of Jordan Howard.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) August 12, 2017
Think they'll be regretting that one for years to come? Eh.