Buffalo Bills: Grading every pick from the 2020 NFL Draft
Round 6, 188th overall: Tyler Bass
With the 188th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected placekicker, Tyler Bass out of Georgia Southern.
Anytime a kicker is drafted and not signed post-draft, many can wonder why a pick would be wasted on a kicker. Given the fact that kickers jobs are to get points and the all-time leader in points is Adam Vinatieri with 2,673, a kicker is just as important as any other position.
With the addition of Bass, the Buffalo Bills will now have the option to decide what they want to do with their current kicker, Stephen Hauschka. Hauschka has regressed in years prior, recording a field-goal percentage of 78.6% the past two seasons and going only 1 of 5 from 50-yards plus this past year, it is unclear whether Hauschka’s leg has the power it once had.
Bass, on the other hand, has shown that he has tremendous leg strength. In a post-draft interview with members of the media, Bass said “I like to think I’m good from about 60-65 yards. I made one (recently) from 71 yards, had a little bit of wind behind me.” With that kind of leg strength and playing in the city of Buffalo that is known for its elements, Bass could very well be the last piece of the puzzle for the Bills next season.