April 27, 2009

Meeting Mr. Irrelevant: Ryan Succop

I have a feeling that most of you know the big names in the 2009 NFL Draft. Everyone knows that the first pick was quarterback Matthew Stafford of Georgia going to the Detroit Lions.

However, I have some feeling that most of you have no clue who Ryan Succop is. He is this year's Mr Irrelevant or to put it in plain terms, the last pick in the draft. The Chiefs held the pick and decided on the South Carolina place kicker/punter.

Here are some interesting facts about Succop:

->Succop double-majored at South Carolina in finance and real estate along with a minor in computer science
->Succop as a freshman handled the kick-off duties with a 62.3 yard average
->Succop was a semi-finalist in 2006 for the Lou Groza Award
->Succop was an Associated Press honorable mention All-SEC in 2006
->Succop career field goal numbers at South Carolina: 29 of 39 which translates to 74.4% FG percentage.
->Succop also punted at South Carolina with an average of 42.3 yards per punt
->Succop in high-school was the fourth best kicking prospect in the Nation.

The one positive for Succop is that he only has to beat out 2nd year kicker Connor Barth for a starting kicking job. The issue with that is last year Barth was 10/12 on field goals and perfect regarding extra points.

Oh well, at least he gets to chill on a boat for being Mr. Irrelevant. Where is T-Pain when you need him?

By Ben Chew with No comments


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