For Lambo, things didn't change much from his 2015 rookie season to the next, as he put up identical statistics in both years, converting on exactly 26-of-32 (81.3 percent) attempts. But Lambo saw the biggest decline in his ability to hit from long distance in 2016. After hitting 4 of 5 field goal attempts of 50 yards or more in his rookie year, Lambo didn't make a single try of 50 or more last season. He also shanked one in Cleveland that would have tied the game, allowing the Browns to win their only game of the year. (Lambo actually missed two kicks in that game.) And now he'll face some competition from undrafted free agent Younghoe Koo from Georgia Southern. While Koo seems like nothing more than a camp leg, it's worth remembering that Lambo was the camp leg who beat out long-time incumbent Nick Novak for field goal duties before the 2015 season. Coaches seem to appreciate what Lambo does, but there have been moments of poor judgement (laughing it up with Sebastian Janikowski after a tough loss to the Raiders being most notable). Make sure Lambo comes out on top in this competition before drafting.
Josh Lambo 2016 Outlook
Lambo's first season as the starting kicker for the Chargers was promising, and he'll be looking to build on that success in 2016. This after he made 26 of 32 field goals, including four from at least 50 yards. He also hit 28 of 32 extra points. As CBSSports.com noted, Lambo was the No. 18 kicker, but he finished just seven points out of No. 12, which would have made him a No. 1 option. Reason to believe he might improve on that? The return of Ken Whisenhunt as OC could help. The Chargers finished fifth in the NFL in yards per game and 12th in scoring under Whisenhunt in 2013. If Whisenhunt can get the rushing attack on track it could lead to improvements all around -- including in terms of scoring.