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Do you think Graham Gano, Nick Folk and Michael Badgley all be sent walking? They both had KO distance averages about the same or worse than Mason Crosby in last season.
As I have mentioned repeatedly, you need to be aware that touchbacks are scored as a 65-yard kickoff no matter how far they travelled. Therefore solely taking a look at the average kickoff distance is completely misleading.
It makes more sense to evaluate the touchback percentage for each kicker. Gano (59.5%) had a much better number than Crosby (20.3%). It doesn't make any sense to list Badgley at all, as he had a total of only five kickoffs with two of them being onside kicks and another one from the 50 which he tried to keep out of the end zone.