Iowa kicker @mjkoehn1 agrees to terms with the Miami Dolphins.— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) April 30, 2016
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MARSHALL KOEHN?
Koehn is a kicker with a powerful leg -- over 55% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks and in his career he successfully converted 12 of 15 field goals of 40 yards or longer, including 2/2 on 50+ yard field goals. If you need someone to bomb a long field goal, Koehn's a solid bet.
WHAT DID HE DO THAT'S SO GREAT?
Well, in Iowa City we love him a lot for this play:
That play is great because a game-winning field goal is always thrilling, but it also encapsulates Koehn's biggest strengths: his powerful leg and his impressive accuracy from long range. And while it doesn't really matter because he's a kicker, Koehn is a very good athlete -- he ran a 4.6 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the fastest 40-time by a kicker in over a decade. So if you've got any fake field goal plays that you'e been itching to run, well, they might work pretty well.
HOW ARE HIS PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES?
He's a kicker.
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD?
Koehn failed to convert six -- six! -- extra points this past season, which is... pretty bad. A few of those were blocked as a result of good plays by the defense or breakdowns by his blockers, but there were also several extra points that he just flubbed. There's really no sugarcoating it -- missing that many extra points is very bad. Also, while Koehn's long-distance field-goal kicking was generally very good (see above), he was only 5/9 on kicks from 30-39 yards and he missed a field goal under 30 yards this year as well. Koehn was not exactly automatic on shorter-distance kicks, which is a bit alarming.
WAS THIS A GOOD SIGNING?
Like most undrafted free agent signing, it's a pretty low-cost and low-risk transaction, so sure. Koehn has a very powerful leg, which can certainly be a strong asset in the NFL. If he can improve his accuracy -- especially on middle-distance kicks and extra points -- then he can be a solid kicker at the NFL level.