Kyle Wojta, LS, Wisconsin

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Kyle Wojta, LS, Wisconsin

Postby Pudge » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Wisconsin Senior
40: ?


Is consistent and accurate snapper that works on both punts and field goals. Does an excellent job with his field goal snapping. Shows some ability to put his snaps on a line. Has good accuracy on most of his punt snaps, able to put them within the strike zone to prevent the punter from working too hard.


Won't always put his punt snaps right on the money. Doesn't wow you with the velocity and zip on his snaps. Can be slightly high or low, forcing the punter to extend to field the snap. His accuracy dips when they are backed up within their own territory. Doesn't really do much in coverage.


Wojta is a consistent snapper that is fairly pro ready. He should be able to come in right away and compete for a job, and possibly win it. He's not the most polished snapper, and like all young snappers will need to work on improving his consistency, zip, and accuracy. But he's fairly solid. You also like the fact that Wisconsin has been a steady pipeline of capable snapps to the NFL, including ex-Falcon Mike Schneck. Their alumni also include Dan Turk, Mike Solwold, and Matt Katula. Tore his ACL midway through his junior season, and was relegated to only snapping on extra points. His last name is pronounced: "WHITE-uh."


(12/3) vs. Michigan St: no stats
(1/2) vs. Oregon: no stats


2011: 14 GP, 3 tackles
2010: 13, 1 tackle
2009: 13, 2 takles
2008: DNP
2007: redshirt, walk-on

- tore ACL in October 2010


Wojta probably wouldn't unseat a veteran in a fair competition. But given how teams that bring in players like him don't often provide fair competitions, he stands a decent chance of making a roster right out of the gates. He is good enough to snap right away in the NFL and be decent, and you could see him growing and developing into a really good snapper in time. He's very likely to make an NFL roster at some point, and if not as a rookie, it should not be long after that. And if he doesn't then it will be due to the right opportunity not presenting itself rather than not having the ability.


Wojta would likely be the front runner to win the Falcons job if he was in their camp, assuming Joe Zelenka is not brought back. While he is not quite on the level of Zelenka is now particularly with his velocity and accuracy, but he certainly could be on that level within a few seasons. So the Falcons rolling the dice with him now and going through any potential growing pains early on can reap solid benefits down the road.


It's rare that long snappers are worthy of draft picks, and Wojta isn't quite the exception. You'd rather have a guy that was a bit more polished to be worth drafting. But he should be a priority free agent for some team looking for a young developmental guy that can boost competition in camp.

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Velocity: 7.0
Accuracy: 8.0
Coverage: 4.5
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