By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills have a matching set of kicking specialists after drafting Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins with their sixth-round pick.
Bills punter Shawn Powell was Hopkins' holder at Florida State. Long snapper Garrison Sanborn is a former Seminole.
The Hopkins addition doesn't bode well for incumbent kicker Rian Lindell, who former head coach Chan Gailey didn't feel comfortable with on field-goal attempts over 50 yards. Lindell is the Bills' longest-tenured player.
Hopkins made 22 of his 33 field goals from 40 to 49 yards and nine of his 15 attempts from 50 yards or longer over his college career. He made five of his six tries from at least 50 yards last year, connecting on a career-long of 56 yards.
Of his 348 kickoffs, 137 of them were touchbacks.
tagged2013 draft | Dustin Hopkins | Garrison Sanborn | Rian Lindell | Shawn Powell