Scouting Report: Leigh Tiffin

Written by Will Spencer on February 22, 2010




Leigh Tiffin


Position: K School: Alabama
Height: 6’0 7/8" Weight: 209 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

5.17

Draft Projection:

Late Rounder / UDFA


Kicker Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Kick Power 7 6.25
Kick Accuracy 7 5.75
Kickoffs 4 3.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very accomplished kicker at Alabama and was used a lot. Made several clutch kicks. All-time leading scorer in Alabama history. Above average accuracy, but sheer volume of kicks lowered numbers. Kickoff power is more than adequate. Kick power is well above average, nailing 5 out of 7 from over 50 yards in his career.

Weaknesses

Kickoffs don’t get into the endzone as often as you’d like. Room for improvement with accuracy.

Analysis

Tiffin has a tremendous amount of experience coming from Alabama. In the touch SEC, a solid field goal kicker was a must and Tiffin came up big in clutch situations. The all-time leading scorer in Alabama history, Tiffin was only 11 field goals short of the most in NCAA history. Should be a nice addition to an NFL team in the later rounds of the draft and is arguably the best kicker in the draft.

Experience

Started in 5 games as a freshman, then started every game for his final three years at Alabama.

Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-American from Associated Press, CBS Sports, Scout.com. Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award.
2008: Semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Place-Kicker Award. Academic All-SEC.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Business management major at Alabama.

Bloodlines

Father, Van Tiffin, was also a place kicker at Alabama.

Injuries

No injury history.


Career Stats
Year FGM FGA % Long XPM XPA Points
2009 30 35 80.7 50 42 46 132
2008 20 29 69.0 54 46 47 106
2007 25 34 73.5 51 36 36 111
2006 8 13 61.5 47 12 13 36





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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.