Scouting Report: Zoltan Mesko

Written by Rob Engle on February 13, 2010



Zoltan Mesko


Position: Punter School: Michigan
Height: 6’4 1/2 Weight: 240 lbs
Class: RS Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

5.33

Draft Projection:

Late Rounder




Kicker Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Punt Power 7 6
Punt Accuracy 7 6.5
Kickoffs 4 3.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Great size, even for a punter (not that it matters). Extremely accurate, and can still boot the ball with the best of them. Has a lot of experience as a punter, holder, and kickoff specialist. Most of his kickoffs (89%) went into the endzone. His name: who doesn’t like a guy named Zoltan?

Weaknesses

Punt power isn’t always consistent, but it’s definitely better than average. Should have made the extra 11% of his kickoffs in the end zone (joking).

Analysis

Has the best name in the draft, and isn’t too shabby as a punter either. Will come in and start immediately and probably save a team a roster spot because of his kickoff abilities. Holds punts and punt average records at Michigan.

Experience

Started all but his red shirt Freshman season.

Awards and Honors

2009: ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team. Playboy Magazine All-American. Associated Press All-America second team. Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team. Rivals.com All-America second team. Phil Steele’s All-America second team. SI.com All-America honorable mention. CollegeFootballNews.com All-America honorable mention. Academic All Big-10. CoSIDA Academic All-America first team. Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team. All Big-10 Team first team(coaches and media). Team Captain (first special teamer in Michigan history).
2008: Academic All Big-10. All Big-10 Team first team(coaches and media). Phil Steele’s All-America fourth team. Ray Guy Award semifinalist. 2008. Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award
2007: Academic All Big-10. Derek Howard award for Michigan’s Top Hustler. Academic All-America candidate. Ray Guy Award candidate.
2006: Academic All Big-10.

Academics

Business Administration major. 4 time Academic All Big-10. 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team.

Injuries

Mesko did not miss a game due to injury at Michigan.


Career Stats
Year Punts Avg Long Net
2009 52 44.5 66 44.5
2008 80 43 63 43
2007 70 41.1 68 41.1
2006 50 41.6 64 41.6






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.