The Patriots added a punter to the roster in Round 5. The Pats have never been afraid to draft a special teams player in the mid-to-late rounds and pulled the trigger to grab Zoltan Mesko from Michigan. I’m not gonna pretend to be up on my punters so I’ll let NFL.com take over:
“Mesko is a four-year starter that had his best season punting the football in 2009. He averaged 44.5 yards in 52 attempts with 0 blocked. Mesko is excellent at dropping the ball inside the twenty yard line to pin opponents deep into their own territory. Mesko has good size and athleticism for the position with above average leg strength. Mesko has been effective in tough weather conditions and shows poise under pressure. He has been solid with his hang time and distance but isnβt an elite punter in this years draft. Mesko is a solid prospect that will likely get his named called late in the draft.”
Mesko sounds like a good fit for the Pats. The experience kicking in bad weather will help him out in Foxborough, and pending any late free agent signings, figures to be the favorite to be the Patriots’ punter in 2010.