Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has a bigger impact than many like to give him credit for. Aside from what he has done on the field, his off-the-field ways has not gone unnoticed with his interactions with fans and charitable contributions. But there is a bigger form of impact Winston’s reputation is building, and that is attempts in luring players to Tampa Bay.
Florida State standout and record-breaking kicker Roberto Aguayo is highly touted as the best kicker coming out of college in some time. The three-time All-American is the most accurate kicker in NCAA history with a .9673 conversion rate and never missed an extra point in his college career. Aguayo played two seasons with Winston at FSU and when speaking to the Orlando Sentinel he stated it “would be great” to play in Tampa Bay. “It’s close and I could play with my quarterback,” he told the publication.
Many have Aguayo penned as a second round selection in the upcoming draft and rightfully so considering the importance of a good kicking game — which is as inconsistent as it comes for the Bucs. Tampa Bay currently has Connor Barth and Patrick Murray on the roster and could have them both battle it out once again this summer. However, Barth’s best days may already be behind him and Murray missed field goals and extra points in just a few attempts during last preseason before being placed on I.R.
It’s unclear whether or not the Bucs have their eyes set on Aguayo. With the ability to win a game off of a leg is often forgotten and with extra points no longer considered chip shots it makes the possible selection of Aguayo that much more intriguing and justified.