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Roberto Aguayo | Place Kicker | #1

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/17/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (59) / TB
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Bears claimed K Roberto Aguayo off waivers from the Buccaneers.
At no charge, the Bears will take a look at Aguayo for the remainder of camp and preseason, where he will compete with Connor Barth. Aguayo was the worst kicker in football as a rookie last year, and the Bucs cut the cord on him after Aguayo missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal try in their preseason opener. Aguayo was the 59th overall pick in last year's NFL draft. Aug 13 - 4:19 PM

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Bucs waived 2016 second-round K Roberto Aguayo.

Aguayo will go down as one of the worst second-round picks in history, especially since Tampa traded up to get him. At least the Bucs didn't fall into a sunk-cost pit. Not ready for prime-time right from the start, Aguayo struggled last preseason before converting just 71 percent of his attempts and missing two extra points as a rookie. Aguayo's fate was sealed after he claimed to be "unlucky" to miss a PAT and a field goal in Friday's preseason opener. Clearly in need of time to clear his head, Aguayo will likely slip through waivers unclaimed.
Aug 12 - 12:18 PM

Roberto Aguayo converted 1-of-2 field goals and missed an extra point in the Bucs' preseason opener.

Aguayo pinged the extra point attempt off the uprights -- he called the miss "unlucky" after the game -- and missed the field goal attempt wide right. The second-round sophomore has a legitimate chance of losing his job if he doesn't start to perform. Brought in to push him, veteran Nick Folk outperformed Aguayo on Friday, making his only field goal attempt from 45 yards out. Coach Dirk Koetter said it's something that will "definitely be talked about." Aguayo looks to be skating on thin ice.
Aug 12 - 11:19 AM

Buccaneers K Roberto Aguayo has outperformed Nick Folk through the first week of training camp.

Aguayo drilled all seven of his attempts during Friday's session while the veteran Folk missed at least three kicks with all of them going wide right. "[He was] lights out," said coach Dirk Koetter. "Yeah, he was money." Aguayo enjoyed a prolific college career at Florida State but labored through a difficult rookie season, prompting Tampa Bay to bring in competition this offseason. The 2016 second-rounder has a clear leg up on Folk, but remains a risky fantasy endeavor after last year's debacle.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 3:52 PM

Bucs K Roberto Aguayo connected on just 5-of-9 field goal attempts during two OTA practices open to the media last week.

Competitor Nick Folk went 9-for-9 on kicks all from the same distance. Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud is skeptical Aguayo will be a part of the Bucs' 2017 roster, just one year after GM Jason Licht traded up to draft him in the second round. Whereas Aguayo managed a league-low 71 percent field goal rate as a rookie, Folk is a lifetime 81.3-percent kicker.
May 28 - 10:49 PM

Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said K Roberto Aguayo "needs to have a great camp" to make the team.

"We will do everything we can to bring in the best competition at that position," said Licht. "I think Dirk [Koetter] even said he’s not locked into this roster." A 2016 second-round reach, Aguayo is on notice after making just 71 percent of his kicks as a rookie. Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds suggests the Bucs could bring in free agent Steven Hauschka to compete with Aguayo.
Feb 10 - 2:41 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter expects K Roberto Aguayo to face competition in 2017.

That's No. 59 overall pick Roberto Aguayo. It's an easily-mockable situation, but probably ultimately just coachspeak. Aguayo really settled down as the year progressed before shanking two Week 17 kicks. Barring a camp meltdown, Aguayo will keep his job next year.
Jan 2 - 1:35 PM

Robert Aguayo made 3-of-5 field goals in the Bucs' 17-14, Week 5 win over the Panthers, including the game-winning 38-yarder as time expired.

This was truly a horrific football game. Jameis Winston couldn't make any difficult throws, missed easy ones on top of it, and forced balls to Mike Evans in double-coverage. The Panthers turned the ball over four times. Aguayo had another nightmare game before getting what should be a confidence boost by nailing the winning kick. Before that, he banged one off the right upright from 33 yards out in the first quarter and missed wide left on a 46-yarder in the fourth frame. Aguayo is now 4-of-8 on field goals this season and 8-of-9 on extra points. If not for his draft status, he likely would have been cut last month.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Bucs second-round K Roberto Aguayo converted on field goals of 48 yards, 21 yards, and 27 yards Friday night against the Browns.

He was also a perfect 3-for-3 on extra point attempts. Aguayo has had a rough go since the Bucs laughably traded up for him in the second round, so he needed this strong performance to get back on track. It is not Aguayo's fault the Bucs spent so much to get him, but he will likely have to cope with unrealistic expectations for at least the next several seasons.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter believes second-round K Roberto Aguayo's struggles are mental.

"I think [the struggles are mental] and I think he believes that," Koetter said. "We've talked to him. He knows what he has to do." The best kicker in the nation throughout his college career, a mental block is the only reason for Aguayo to be struggling as much as he is. The embattled kicker missed three more kicks in practice Tuesday, but Koetter said the team is not yet looking to bring in competition.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Bucs second-round K Roberto Aguayo admits his confidence is shaken "a little bit" after missing two field goals and an extra point through two preseason games.

Aguayo is seeking outside help, conversing with longtime NFL K Ryan Longwell, ex-Bucs special teams coach Bill Miller, and a "mental coach." Aguayo never missed a field goal attempt under 40 yards in college, but has missed from 32 and 49 this summer. Aguayo should be fine, but the early returns on the trade up into the second round by GM Jason Licht aren't positive.
Source: 620 Tampa
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Buccaneers second-round K Roberto Aguayo has missed two field goals and an extra point through two preseason games.

In a controversial decision, the Bucs traded up to draft Aguayo in the second round of this year's draft, making him the earliest kicker to go since Mike Nugent in 2005. So far he's made just 3-of-5 field goals with misses from 32 and 49 yards out. "I wouldn't say [I'm] worried," said coach Dirk Koetter. "But this is the NFL, man. They're paid to make kicks. He knows it and I know it—everybody knows it." Aguayo was a three-time All-American at Florida State and should be able to turn things around despite getting off to a sluggish start.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 09:20:00 AM

Bucs signed No. 59 overall pick K Roberto Aguayo to a four-year, $4.053 million contract.

It comes with a $1.147 million signing bonus. The Lou Groza Award winner as a freshman and a consensus All-American as a sophomore, Aguayo was the premier kicker in the nation throughout his college career. He'll have to be even better in the NFL to justify the Bucs' trade up into the second round to grab him.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Bucs second-round K Roberto Aguayo has never kicked in temperatures colder than 50 degrees.

Naturally, Aguayo doesn't believe it will be an issue. He certainly plays in the right division for a kicker who has never suited up in the cold. Aguayo also defended his selection in the second round, saying he believes kickers are going to eventually "change the game," whatever that means. Deadly accurate inside 40 yards, Aguayo wasn't quite as successful from longer distances in the ACC, but there's little reason to believe he won't be a highly-effective player in 2016.
Thu, May 12, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Buccaneers traded up with the Chiefs to select Florida State K Roberto Aguayo with the No. 59 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

The Bucs sent the Chiefs the Nos. 74 and 106 overall picks to come up for the kicker. Aguayo (6'0/207) was the best kicker in the nation for the duration of his Seminoles career, earning the Lou Groza Award as a redshirt freshman and first-team All-ACC each of the next two seasons. All told, Aguayo went 69-of-78 (88.5%) on field goals and 198-of-198 on extra points. In January, Aguayo become the first placekicker to declare early for the NFL draft since Sebastian Janikowski in 2000.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 09:21:00 PM

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