Through their respective performances in training camp, it seems that undrafted free agent kicker Younghoe Koo is destined to perhaps replace current starter Josh Lambo. Let’s look at a comparison between the two:
Last season, Lambo only made 81.3 percent of his field goal attempts, which qualifies for bottom half in the league. Not only that, but Lambo was 0-3 on kicks that were 50-plus yards, which was tied for the worst stat line for that range in the NFL.
Lambo only missed six field goals on the year, but he also missed four extra points, which was 24th-worst in the league.
For the past two years, Lambo’s stats have been virtually identical, as he made 81.3 percent of his field goals and missed four extra points his rookie season as well, but his long kicks took a major hit.
It seems that Lambo is on the decline and his lack of ability to hit long kicks is definitely a worry. How does Koo compare?
In his last season at George Southern, Koo only missed one field goal and one extra point through 11 games, making him a finalist for the Lou Groza award, which goes to the best kicker in college football.
Koo was a strong kicker throughout his entire college career, making him a strong signing for the Chargers.
Thus far in training camp, it has seemed that Koo has outplayed Lambo, and perhaps his performance will grant him the starting role come Week 1.
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