Giants' Potential UDFA Targets: Kai Forbath, K, UCLA

A placekicker? You want a good reason why the New York Giants should consider bringing an undrafted free agent placekicker to training camp -- whenever there actually is an NFL training camp?

Well, how about the hernia, ankle and heel surgeries incumbent Lawrence Tynes has undergone this off-season. Yep, more off-season surgeries than center Shaun O'Hara. Tynes should be fine, but he has not begun to kick yet and you never know. Not even discussing the Giants' fans love/hate relationship with Tynes, having a Plan B would likely be a good idea for the Giants and General Manager Jerry Reese.

Forbath made 85-of-101 field goals at UCLA and is likely the best undrafted free agent kicker available. Would he come to the Giants to compete with Tynes? I don't know, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Here is a quick report on Forbath from NFL.com:

Forbath, the 2009 Lou Groza winner for the nation's best kicker, had his least efficient season as a senior, but he has a strong accurate leg and should develop into a quality place kicker at the next level. Although he does not excel on kickoffs, he has the leg strength to hit field goals of over 50 yards. His greatest strength is his accuracy, as he is nearly automatic from under 40 yards and connects on a high percentage of longer field goal attempts.

Maybe the best idea for the Giants would be to make sure their Rolodex is up to date with the list of available veteran kickers. Forbath, though, seems like the primary UDFA option.

Your thoughts?

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