View Full Version : Punter/Kickoff specialist

02-20-2005, 08:21 PM
I think we need to get a good punter in FA, I still think knorr was better than this new guy.. baker. I also like the kid from CU but I think he is a junior this year.. I'm not sure of his name atm.

02-20-2005, 08:31 PM
I think Mariscal is the CU kid's name. But as far as return specialist, I really like that Roscoe Parrish (http://www.nflfuture.com/roscoeparrish.html) kid from Miami. He's undersized, but I think he'll be an awesome return man for any team that gets himô

02-20-2005, 09:06 PM
I wonder if Mariscal can make the team, because as i remember, Hayden Epstein did really well in NFL Europe, and the Broncos cut him. So i dont know, even though this Mariscal kid won best punter award when he was a senior.

Mark Mariscal-Colorado
(6-2, 200 pounds)

2002 Stats: 61 punts, 48.2 yard average, 16 inside the 20, 2 blocked

2001 Stats: 37 punts, 44.5 yard average, 9 inside the 20, 0 blocked

Overall analysis: Mariscal won the Ray Guy Award as college footballís best punter during the 2002 season; however, he had an up and down college career up until that point. Mariscal started his career at Colorado in 1998 as a kickoff specialist, but lost that job after he had some problems with his back. He took a redshirt year for the 1999 season. Mariscal was expected to be the teamís punter in 2000, but instead he won the placekicking duties and really struggled in that role. Mariscal won the punting job for the 2001 season but didnít punt well early in the year; then he was replaced but won the job back and punted well down the stretch. As a senior it all seemed to come together for him, as Mariscal led the country in both gross and net average. Mariscal is a good-sized punter with a big time leg. He not only can get off the booming punts, but he has also shown dramatic improvement in his directional punting abilities. He gets good distance on his punts, but tends to be too much of a low-trajectory punter. And at times he takes too long to get the ball off. One must also remember that he plays his home games in a high-altitude environment, which adds distance to his punts. Based on what he did as a senior, Mariscal might end up getting himself drafted. But considering the up and down nature of his college career, he could end up going undrafted as well.

02-20-2005, 09:37 PM
I was very happy when I saw the Broncos had signed Mark Mariscal (http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=498&contentID=4031) to a contract. I think that he will surprise alot of people this off-season and he is my darkhorse candidate to be our new P/KO man. He's a former Ray Guy Award winner(top P in college), he can get the ball deep on kick-offs, and he also has handled place kicking before. The only knock on him is that he has been out of the league for a couple of years, but he was beat out by one of the best P's in the league, Mitch Berger, twice. He has been over in the CFL getting experience and I think this was an excellent signing by Shanahan.

02-21-2005, 11:27 AM
Dustin Colquitt P Tennessee
guys got skills, puts the ball in a position for the defense to succeed, routinely got Tenn offense out of sticky situations with booming punts.