Monday, August 6, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
MASON CROSBY: Colorado, 6012 212 5.27. Four-year starter. Explodes into the ball, consistently driving the ball deep with excellent hang times. Good poise on the off target snaps. Handles windy conditions and elements. An average athlete that has good flexibility and a strong leg. As a former safety, he can breakdown and tackle on the kickoffs. Has been consistent for four years. Takes a consistent approach to the ball and is mechanically sound. A smart player that understands the game. He’s a self-starter with a good work ethic and a competitive attitude. Must consistently get ball up quickly, especially from long distances. Has had two kicks blocked in his career. Right footed, soccer style kicker on field goals, PATs, and kickoffs. An average athlete, but a pressure and poised player with mental toughness. Strong legged kicker with the ability to kickoff high and deep into end zone. He can hang the ball both at high altitude and sea level. Averages 4.28 hang time on 10 graded kickoffs (over 4.2 is optimum.) Ball explodes off his foot on kickoffs, FGs, and PATs. Over 70% of kickoffs are touchbacks. Of 203 kickoffs, 138 went for touchbacks with 88 going through the end zone. Hit 19 of 28 field goals in 2006. Attempted 88 FGs in his career and made 66 of them. He set 30 single game, season, and career records for the Buffaloes. His longest field goal was 60 yards. He made 12 career kicks of 50 yards or longer. His only misses out of 14 kicks late in the fourth quarter were a 63- and a 65-yarder. Third round.