The expectations are extremely high for former Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. A kicker taken in the second round is going to draw attention and criticism no matter what.
When he starts missing chip shots it's going to be a real problem, and Aguayo is already missing chip shots, even though the season hasn't started yet.
Aguayo never missed a field goal of shorter than 40 yards during his entire college career. When he missed that shorty against the Jags, the hounds came out on Twitter.
Again: Never use a second-round pick on a kicker. Never. Difference between greats and middle of pack not significant.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 20, 2016
I mean, I know these preseason games are meaningless but...yikes Roberto Aguayo...— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) August 20, 2016
Aguayo missed from 32 yards? Eek.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) August 20, 2016
Roberto Aguayo never missed a FG less than 40 yards in CFB.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) August 20, 2016
In two preseason games he has missed an extra point and a 32 yard attempt.
AGUAYO MISSED AGAIN.— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) August 20, 2016
It's all fun and games until the bullets start flying. If Aguayo starts shanking short kicks in the regular season, he is going to be hot water real quickly.
Laces out, Dan.
UPDATE 1: Aguayo missed another one! This time it was from 49 yards, which is understandable because it's a longer kick. But every time he misses it just gets more and more awkward.
Meanwhile when he makes a kick, you know the Bucs are going to shove it down your throat.