The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up and selected kicker Robert Aguayo in the 2nd round of the 2016 National Football League draft.
To say Aguayo's transition to the National Football League was bad would be an understatement. After reports of him struggling in practice surfaced during the 2016 offseason, Aguayo missed his first kick of the preseason, an extra point, and then missed two field goals later in the preseason. "You know, I keep saying it, I can't say it anymore". "You'd like to keep your chances alive as long as you can to be in the game and that just ended our chances".
"That was a good situation for our competition that came up there, where we got in field goal range with the chance to kick one, go for an onside kick", Koetter said of the fourth-quarter attempt. It was the first time a kicker had been drafted that high since the New York Jets took Mike Nugent 47th overall in 2005. Not what I wanted.
"You wanted to come out and be ideal".
Aguayo also stunk it up in the early going previous year, missing an extra point in the Bucs' first preseason game and two field goals in their second.
He missed a 47-yarder and an extra point on Friday night, while the Bucs' other kicker, Nick Folk, knocked in his only kick of the night. He made 32 of 34 extra points last season.
His one made field goal was a 20-yard kick on the Bucs' opening possession.