Ranking the Falcons: No. 17 Matt Bosher
The 17th-ranked Falcon player is punter Matt Bosher. Click here to read the scoring system that devised these rankings.
Total Score: 61
Player Grade: 60 out of 100
Teams he could start for: 16 out of 32
Teams he is best position player: 16 out of 32
Teams he could find role on: 16 out of 32
Peak-Year Bonus: +5
Positional Bonus: +2
These rankings don’t really discriminate against specialists. Bosher is ranked fairly high because he’s a young, ascending player. After a dismal start to his career as a rookie in 2011, Bosher has really developed into one of the team’s more consistent players. He consistently showcases a strong leg as a punter, and if the Falcons can get a bit more consistency from their coverage units his production would be better.
Bosher has a big leg that can routinely help the Falcons flip field position. Of 12 punts made last year where the Falcons were backed up inside their own 20-yard line, 7 of them went for 50 or more yards. Bosher also displays his big leg on kickoffs, ranking tied for sixth in the league with 45 touchbacks.
Bosher certainly has room for growth in both areas. The growth he’s already shown in his short two-year career is immense, and if he has comparable growth over his next two years, he could be potentially considered among the best punters in the league by the time his first contract runs out.