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Draftageddon 2017: The Search for the Most Iowa Name Ever
This is Part VIII. We are drafting Big Ten players to give you an overview of the guys and dudes around the conference. You come out of it with a four-deep preseason All-Big Ten. We come out of it knowing the names of Iowa offensive linemen.
Previously: Picks 1-10 (Hurst, Gary Speight), Picks 11-20 (Peters), Picks 21-28 (Cole), and Picks 29-40 (McCray, Mone) Picks 41-50 (Winovich), Picks 51-60 (Bredeson, Kekoa, Khaleke), Picks 61-70 (Evans, Kinnel)
THAT WHICH HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
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We pick up our snake draft after a run on scat-backs. It’s Brian’s turn.
Brian: ROUND 18, PICK 3: Emmit Carpenter, K, Minnesota
(Pioneer Press: John Autey)
Off: QB Wilton Speight (M), RB Akrum Wadley (IA), RB LJ Scott(MSU), TE Troy Fumagalli(UW), WR Malik Turner(ILL), WR Kekoa Crawford(M), OT Mason Cole(M), G Michael Deiter(UW), C James Daniels (IA).
Def: NT Stephen Richardson (Minn), DT Mo Hurst(M), DE Anthony Nelson(IA), DE Jesse Aniebonam(MD), ILB Josey Jewell(IA), ILB TJ Edwards(UW), CB Grant Haley(PSU), S Josh Kalu (Neb)
ST: K Emmit Carpenter(MN)
Carpenter was 22 of 24 last year and hit some dang bombs. He was 10/10 on 40+ yard field goals, hit both of his attempts from 50+, won the Big Ten kicker of the year award, and finished 9th nationally in FEI's Field Goal Efficiency metric. (This is nominally a team stat, but come on.) PSU's Tyler Davis had an identical hit rate last year but finished just 27th because he wasn't hitting some dang bombs.
He also had an impressive 50% touchback rate and help limit Minnesota KO returns to under 19 yards a pop, second best in the league. I bet he can punt, too!
Ace: Let the special teams shenanigans commence.
Brian: It's not shenanigan to take a kicker to be a kicker
Ace: You’re foreshadowing the shenanigans, Brian.
Brian: Blame Bryan.
BiSB:I drafted a QB to be a QB. Speaking of which... Conor Sheehy and Clayton Thorson
[Hit THE JUMP for the Clayton Thorson decision tree chart]