Final roster predictions for every NOLA Saints UDFA

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John Parker Romo, K (Virginia Tech)

John Parker Romo has already been a bit of a journeyman kicker throughout his football career, and that’s not likely to change at the NFL level for Romo either.

Romo has had a bit of a roller-coaster college career, as he’s seen his fair share of highs and lows. He has played at three different colleges in his college career, but most recently served as the primary kicker for Virginia Tech.

It’s pretty obvious that the New Orleans Saints aren’t looking to replace their Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutz with a rookie from Virginia Tech, but a lot of teams will add specialists to their roster during the preseason to keep the legs of their primary guys fresh and allow these young guys with an opportunity to showcase their abilities.

John Parker Romo made 18 of his 22 field goal attempts for the Hokies in 2021, seven of those were from more than 40 yards out. Romo also nailed all 34 of his extra-point attempts last season and totaled 88 points on the season. Romo’s natural ability comes from his kickoffs though, as the Hokie kicker kicked off 64 times in 2021 and saw touchbacks on 30 of those kicks.

John Parker Romo won’t make the Saints’ roster without an injury to Wil Lutz, but I hope for his sake he makes the most out of his NFL opportunity.

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