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Carson Tinker has one of the most heartbreaking stories for any player entering the draft. He and his girlfriend hid in a closet as a tornado ravaged Tuscaloosa in April 2011. They were both thrown from the closet during the tornado and his girlfriend sadly did not survive.
The Crimson Tide's championship runs helped heal the town, and Tinker was an integral part of those teams.
He was successful on 133 of 135 snapping attempts in college. He has a strong and accurate delivery and almost always hits the receptor right in the torso.
Tinker doesn't have the ideal size for a long snapper (6'1", 220 lbs), but he does hold up against the rush and puts in very good effort covering punts.
There is a chance he could make the team with good showings at camps throughout the summer. The team's current long snapper, Jeremy Cain, has the sixth-highest cap hit in 2013 ($1,083,333) among players at his position, per Spotrac.com.
If Tinker is close to the same level as Cain, then expect the Jaguars to go with the cheaper option in the rookie.
Plus, it's impossible not to cheer for someone like Tinker.