Roberto Aguayo fully understands that NFL fans across the country do not trust his ability to come back. But the former kicker of Tampa Bay Buccaneers is subject to the reality of stinging that and the sudden struggle that inspired its remarkably fall from a kicking prospect touted to a free unmarried agent.
I feature of Mirin Fader Bleacher Report, Aguayo expressed his confidence that he could return to the NFL. It is not blind hope to drive his self-confidence, either. Aguayo appears to have revived at least some of the form that the most talented college kicker had on him.
“I know I can go back,” he said. “It seems like people:‘ Oh, it's done. I can't do it anymore. 'I didn't do it at a high level in college. I never got the chance to show it again. I know I can. I'm hitting the ball well now. At the end of the day, it is an opportunity. ”
The second round of Tampa Bay in the 2016 NFL Draft was selected by Aguayo. As the 59th overall choice, it was raised higher than every kick from turning the millennium rather than the Janikowski Sebastian who recently retired and former New York cyclist Jick Mike. It's not hard to see why, either. Aguayo had the first All-American team at Florida State, and won a Lou Groza prize as a newcomer.
But that success was not transferred to the NFL, where a crisis of kick confidence never existed. After 22-of-31 reaching out on field goals as a rookie, Aguayo missed a kick contest for Nick Folk the following breaks, and failed to tackle any NFL team since then.