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Steve Mullins

PT | (6-3, 220, 4.9) | Utah State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Enrolled as a quarterback with no desire to punt in 1998 and redshirted. Looked so good punting out of the shotgun that the coaches made him the punter in '99, when Mullins averaged 42.3 yards with a long of 70 and placed nine inside the 20 on 51 kicks. Averaged 41.4 with a long of 64 and placed 18 inside the 20 on 64 boots in 2000, and averaged 44.8 with a long of 67 and placed 13 inside the 20 on 50 kicks in '01. However, had three kicks blocked in '01, which may not have been his fault. Punted 65 times in '02 with an average of 39.7, a long of 70 and six inside the 20. Had one kick blocked.

Positives: Good athletic ability and very good hands to be a holder. Ex-quarterback and receiver with very good leg strength and leg extension. Poised. Can run or pass. Has 1.25- to 1.3-second touch-to-toe time. Averaged 47.4 and 48.6 at low elevations at Southern Florida and LSU, but has poor hang time. Has 10-inch hands and long, 331-inch arms. Can kick for distance. Good poise. Can hold for placements.

Negatives: Kicks way too many line drives and low kicks. High altitude in Utah has helped hang time. Struggles with directional kicking. Outkicks coverage. Too many games at sea level where hang time was under 4.0 seconds.

Summary: Worth a camp invite.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.