Nov 8, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Florida State Seminoles kicker Dustin Hopkins (18) kicks a field goal as safety Chris Revell (86) holds in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Eyeing FSU K Dustin Hopkins

The San Diego Chargers met up with the Florida State University K Dustin Hopkins yesterday, per Walter Football. Nick Novak is a free agent and the new regime may not want to keep him around.

Novak didn’t have a job in the NFL until AJ Smith gave him a chance a couple of seasons ago. He was again available at the start of last season, but still nobody wanted to pick him up. Other teams employed David Akers and Billy Cundiff before they gave a job to Novak. AJ Smith again was the guy to give Novak a job.

Would Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy be as high on Novak as AJ Smith was?

Dustin Hopkins is the most prolific kicker in ACC history. He will be one of the top kickers taken in the draft and may be worth a look in the late rounds. Some people hate the idea of drafting kickers, but having a good kicking game has done us well.

Is Nick Novak our guy or are we going to bring in a new kid to handle the kicking duty.

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