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Damon Duval

PT | (5-11, 196, 4.76) | Auburn
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1998. Made 23-of-23 PAT attempts and 9-of-15 field goals and punted 57 times for an average of 42.9 yards with 14 inside the 20 and a long of 67 in '99. Had his best year in 2000, hitting 14-of-18 field goals and all 34 extra points and averaging 43.2 yards on 65 punts with 11 inside the 20. Continued his PAT string in '01, hitting all 28 attempts, but was only 16-of-26 on field goals after a great start. Averaged 44.0 yards with a long of 60 and placed 15 inside the 20 on 51 punts in '01. From '99 to '01, he has made 85-of-85 extra points, 4-of-4 field goals inside 20 yards, 8-of-13 from 20 to 29 yards, 12-of-16 from 30 to 39 yards, 14-of-21 from 40 to 49 yards, and 1-of-5 from 50 yards and beyond. However, in '02 was just 6-of-14 in the FG department. Nevertheless, extended his streak of extra points to 124, averaged 43 yards per punt and placed 12 of his 50 punts inside the 20.

Positives: Was a one-man kicking game with a very strong leg at Auburn and looked like he could do all three on the next level in 2000. Has NFL potential as a punter and kickoff man, but isn't good enough at placekicking to be more than an emergency placekicker. Can really boom his punts and generally does well with his kickoffs.

Negatives: Can't be anything more than a backup placekicker in the pros (assuming he makes it as a punter), unless he can get back to kicking the way he did in 2000. Lacks consistency and had a terrible senior year, hitting less than 50 percent of his field goals. Erratic punter who takes a long time to get his kicks off. Does not do a great job of directing or placing the ball.

Summary: Improving his consistency and the time it takes him to get punts off are the two keys.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.