Chiefs To Work Out Michigan Punter

The Kansas City Chiefs — and others — have scheduled a private workout with University of Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko, according to

Mesko will work out for the Chiefs on March 26th, the Eagles on March 30th and the Patriots on April 14th or 15th; all workouts will be conducted at the University of Michigan.

After Michigan’s official Pro Day on March 12th concluded, Mesko worked out for the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

A four-year starter at Michigan, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Mesko, who is Romanian-born, averaged a career-high 44.5 yards per attempt this past season.  Mesko ranks second in school history with a 42.5-yard average, and he got stronger and improved his distance and hangtime every year.

You can file this under “covering all your bases”.  There are a lot of spots that will be up for grabs between now and training camp, but neither kicking position will be among them.

If something happened with Dustin Colquitt, Mesko would be a name to remember.  With all of the talk this week about Tim Tebow changing his mechanics, Mesko was forced to change everything he ever knew about punting when Rich Rodriguez was hired.  All he did was increase his punting average his two years playing for the new Wolverines coach.  On top of that he was a first-team Academic All-American.

Not likely to ever be a Chief, but I suppose you can never be too prepared.

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