Roberto Aguayo Hopes Bucs Draft Him

February 24th, 2016

FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo

Buccaneers fans across the globe might have seizures if general Jason Licht dared to select a kicker during the second or third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

And there is one kicker who might go that early, and whaddya know, today he gave Joe a big smile and shared his love of the Bucs.

Joe’s talking about Florida State stud kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was beaming at the notion of playing for his beloved Tampa Bay.

“Tampa was probably my first team that I fell in love with growing up. My parents took us to one of the training camps at Walt Disney World at Wide World of Sports, and I met Matt Bryant, who was the Bucs’ kicker at the time. It was a pretty cool experience,” Aguayo said.

The FSU captain would also like to reunite with his college teammate, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Aguayo said he considered himself a leader in college, so Joe asked Aguayo what impact Jameis had on his leadership.

“Jameis was a personable guy. That’s how he had the team behind his back,” Aguayo said.

“He was a just a personable guy, led by example, did the stuff right on the field. I learned a lot from him at the time at Florida State. …

Aguayo smiled and said, “Yeah,” when asked whether he wants to be a Buccaneer. … You never know. One day, a lot of people say, ‘Hopefully, you go to Tampa.”


39 Responses to “Roberto Aguayo Hopes Bucs Draft Him”

  1. Hunter Says:

    Get him

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    SPBF will reject this notion.

  3. mhall085 Says:

    He’s a fantastic kicker. I wouldn’t be so disappointed if the Bucs picked him. Maybe not in the second round, but then again, if he’s the best player on the board…

  4. Luther Says:

    Great kicker but he better not be drafted here before the 5th round

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Aguayo’s regressed over the past 3 years. From 95% to 90% to 80%.

    Had a rough 2015.

  6. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Agree, get him..and he WANTS to be Buc!!! Yeah, just get him…

  7. Supersam Says:

    I’d love to have this kid in Tampa and I know Winston will be in Lichts ear to draft him.

  8. Justin Says:

    If they draft a kicker in the 2nd or 3rd round, when they have so many holes to fill, I’m done with this team. Mark it down.

  9. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I know SP wants him. As a Nole, I love the guy, but, I think it’s important to note that he lacks a powerful leg. He has enough leg to be in the league.

    But, it’s not a Seabass Janikowski howitzer that’s going to hit significant 50+ yarders. That’s just not him.

  10. Kellen Says:

    its not like Connor Barth is a stud using a third round pick on Aguayo won’t be a waste especially if he is our kicker for years to come

  11. rayjay1122 Says:

    We have too many needs to draft a kicker. Barth was adequate enough, so I say we retain him. Nothing against Aguayo and with the new extra point format, having a good kicker is more important than ever. I just do not see it as a big need. We are not the Patriots who can afford to draft kickers.

  12. Tnew Says:

    If he’s on the board in the 4th maybe

  13. Piratic Says:


    I call BS.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    Maybe in the 4th… Too many other needs to draft him before that, unless we did some other trading already, part of which resulted in us having a late 3rd round pick. But the 9th pick in round 4, no, too early.

    I also have concerns about his leg strength.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Well I WAS for him. But if the Nole faithful like 87 and L &WD are not prepared to sign off on him then they changed my mind.

    A truly generational kicker like Janikowski or Vinateri are absolutely worth a top draft pick. They are game changers and become especially critical in the playoffs.

    In addition their careers last a long long time.

    But if two Noles proclaim he’s not all that then I’m not going to go against them.
    I do not watch the Noles that regularly.

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    NOLE guys are you sure?

    This from BSPN…

    1. He always made the chippies. Presented with 198 extra point attempts, Aguayo made them all, including 94 during the 2013 season, which culminated with a Lou Groza Award and a national championship. He made every field goal attempt from within 40 yards, too. It’s nice to have a kicker who can connect from 50 yards, which Aguayo did regularly, but it might be more important to have a kicker that can guarantee a team points during every red zone trip.

    2. Remember his only game-winning field goal. There weren’t many situations when Aguayo was counted on to win a game, but he came through in the driving rain against Boston College in 2014 to preserve another undefeated regular season. With the game tied at 17, Aguayo kicked a 26-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift Florida State to an 11-0 record. A loss would have knocked them from the College Football Playoff.

    3. He made the meaningful kicks against Miami.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    SPBF…he’s a little shady from 40 yards or beyond.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    4-7 for 40-49 yarders and 1-3 for 50 plus yarders. That was 2015. His long was 51.

    Alls I’m saying is he missed some crucial licks in 2015. His overall career was solid though. I mean what about 85% overall? I guess that’s solid enough.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t know enough about him. I know we need a kicker though.

    2nd or 3rd round seems a but early to me…especially when we have so many other needs.

    Kickers are always out there in free agency too.

  20. BRock Says:

    He’s never missed a kick inside 40 his entire college career. Extra points are now 33 yarders. Would not leave many points on the field that should be made

  21. Kevin Says:

    Jason liqht aint that stupid….its a friekin kicker. I would keep conner barth around personally.

  22. Bill Says:

    He’ll be a good NFL kicker, but he doesn’t have the absolutely massive leg that Janikowski did/does. Nobody else I know of does either, so this is not exactly a strike against Aguayo. He’s as good a kicker as you’ll find outside of generational talents like Janikowski, whoever and whenever that may be. Even still, taking any kicker before the 4th seems crazy to me.

  23. The Real Malloy Says:

    You people are insane. Connor Barth isn’t a stud? Connor Barth is ABSOLUTELY top 10 kickers in the NFL. To waste a draft pick on some kid that has proven NOTHING at this level is insane.

    Remember how excited you same fools were with Kyle Brindza?

  24. Jerry Says:

    Agree with Malloy. What is the rationale for the disrespect towards Connor Barth? Please. This team has too many needs.

  25. coopsxx Says:

    People undervalue kickers way too much.

    If you have a chance to get a great kicker i dont see an issue with taking him. They are much rarer than average players at other positions which is the likelyhood in the 3+ round range.

    Obviously there are stud players out there… Kwon comes to mind but the chances of finding them are slim.

    Saying that all great kickers outlast their coaches/GMs so…

  26. tnew Says:

    Ok, I saw an article on Bleacher Report about him regarding how he was “generational” then I saw this. But why? His stats aren’t that amazing. He doesn’t have this Janikowski leg or even a Gramatica leg. I now say, no way to drafting him unless someone can tell me that the stats on him are wrong. Was there an injury last season that I’m not aware of or is this a brilliant agent at work?

    I’m open to be moved but I’m not sure making 100% from inside the 40 warrants a draft pick. I’m not sure why he’s coming out early.

  27. tnew Says:

    Conner Barth wasn’t near as automatic last year as I would like to see either, missing an extra point and only 6-11 outside of 40 yards but he was 100% inside 40 on field goals.

    The FSU kid isn’t a big enough upgrade. Legs don’t tend to get stronger when the kids leave college (always wondered why this is compared to a QB’s arm)

  28. Jameisbucsfan Says:

    He is much better than any of you think. He is going to be kicking in the league for at least 10 years

  29. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    You guys are really funny. NO chance we draft a Kicker before the 5th even if the is the best.

  30. Defense Rules Says:

    Seriously? Draft a kicker anyplace above 6th or 7th round? Bucs have multiple needs on defense (DE/CB/Safety just for starters) plus several needs on offense (OL/WR). Connor Barth is an above average kicker in my opinion with an excellent track record. We were dumb dumb dumb to let him go last year (as Lovie later learned). Let’s fix what needs to be fixed first, then worry about drafting a kicker to replace Barth.

  31. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Connor Barth is not the franchise kicker neither is Pat Murray. Kickers are important in the NFL and Aguayo has potential to be great. Spend a 5th on him I’d rather lock up a franchise kicker than draft another Kalein Clay.

  32. Bucs53 Says:

    Anyone that says he had a rough 2015 doesn’t know jack.

    He is in the conversation for greatest collegiate kicker of all time. Anybody looking for more than what he did over his college career is an idiot–give up watching the game or at least stop talking about it like you know anything.

  33. Costa Rica John Says:

    Never draft a kicker before the last round. Plus we already have a good kicker.

  34. godzilla13 Says:

    Conner Barth is not the guy we want kicking. If the FG attempt is over 40 yards, I would rather go for it. Barth was 23 for 28 82%. The concerning area is between 40-49 yards where he was 3 for 6? And someone said he is a stud?

    Roberto Aguayo saw his accuracy dip in 2015. Made just 5-of-9 field goals from 41 yards and beyond. Only attempted six kicks of 50-plus yards during his career. While quality of kickoffs have improved, still doesn’t have a booming kickoff leg. Aguayo is considered an accurate, clutch kicker but with average leg strength.

    If we want a new kicker we need to go after Ka’imi Fairbairn UCLA. Incredible precision as a kicker. Made all 16 of his kicks this season from 40 yards and in and finished college with a streak of 41 straight makes from 35 and in. Has a powerful leg. Nailed a 60-yard field goal last year. Successful kickoff specialist as well with no kicks out of bounds and a touchback rate of 70 percent. He should be there in the sixth round if we want him? Think about it? All our offense has to do is get in range between 49 and 60 yards and we have a kicker we have confidence in. Worth it.

  35. bucs4life86 Says:

    The most underage weapon in the NFL is a reliable kicker. He can be the difference between winning a game or losing it and the bucs showed us that last season, we easy could of won two more games if it wasn’t for kyle Brinza missing like 5 FGs in a 2 game span including a game winner if I’m not mistaken (Houston game). I don’t think we can afford spending a third rd pick on him because our defense needs all the attention, but if he slips to the fourth I wouldn’t think twice (which I doubt) Our kicking game would be solidified for more than a decade if we got him.

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  37. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Too many needs to draft a kicker in the 2nd or 3rd round. In the 4th maybe, but Barth is solid. Be happy to have an above average kicker and worry about real holes.

  38. the fuzzy red coin purse Says:

    How about this, don’t draft a kicker and just pay a reliable one what he’s worth instead of trying to be cheap about it. If we are in the penny pinching business then we can’t be in the winning business.


  39. Caleb Says:

    Hahahaha, are we seriously talking about this right now. Who are we? The raiders…? Is Al Davis our GM?. Allow me to answer, NO! Conversation over. Please, don’t waste our time with this kind of story anymore and get the fans all worked up. You never waste a pick on a kicker in any round. I don’t care how great he might be.