Kai Forbath Scouting Report

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Kai Forbath Scouting Report

Position: K
Conference: Pac12
School: UCLA Bruins
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #25
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 191 lbs.

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Kai Forbath, K, UCLA

Kai Forbath has been the one of the best kickers in college football for the last four years. UCLA fans have gotten used to his steady foot and his absence will hurt the Bruins more than most kickers. As a redshirt freshman in 2007 Forbath stepped into the starting role and proved right away that he was going to be a good one. He missed some short field goals, but ended the year making 25 of his 30 field goal attempts and all five of his attempts from 50 yards or more. He also knocked home all 30 of his point after attempts.

Forbath did not get as many opportunities as a sophomore, but he still made 19 out of his 22 attempts and 21 of his 22 PATs. It was in 2009 when Forbath hit the national stage…at least as much as a kicker can. He connected on 28 of 31 field goal attempts with his only three misses coming from over 50 yards. For his efforts, Forbath took home the Lou Groza Award and made just about everybody's All-America team.

Forbath was a model of consistency, but his senior season has not gone as planned. While in 2009 Forbath was automatic from anything under 50 yards, in 2010 he has missed five field goal attempts between 40 and 49 yards. In fact, he has connected on just 13 field goals through the regular season. Once a lock as the best kicker in this class, Forbath suddenly is falling. He should still be one of the first three or four kickers drafted, but nobody is going to reach and take him before the seventh round anymore.

Last Updated Dec-07-2010 by Joel Welser

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