Mcknight has to tank pretty hard not to get the job after a trade was made for him in order for Schmitt to win a spot as an Import. As a 68% FG kicker, McKknight would need to do something sensational to push Milo out, as Milo is 77% over 2 seasons,and even though he had a rough go last year, at 65%...that is still almost the average of McKnight. Mcknight's best ever season in NCAA was 78%...basically Milo's 2 season average, including the 1 bad year out of 2. Milo's CIS average was, I believe, 86%, and he sits 4th all time for FGs.
Schmitt is an import with a strong punting leg, but is not a FG kicker, or at least not in NCAA. A 4-5 extra extra yards on a punt in the CFL is tough to justify keeping an import over NIs who can do both duties if called upon. Bodnar will still likely be around if the Riders need him. I see it highly unlikely being anything other than McKnight and Milo...unless Schmitt is out kicking them by approaching double digits or someone seriously tanks. Scmitt doe not even equate into the FG conversation unless he shows up and shows he can knock out 50 yard FGs, yeah, it potentially changes things. I think he kicked maybe a half dozen FGs in NCAA, but he has a hellovaLeg on kickoffs.
I believe Milo will be kicking FGs, McKnight punting and kickoffs, even though Schmitt may be a better punter. Milo's FG numbers are hands down the best historically, and the Riders will have tossed picks out the window in the trade for McKnight if he is cut...even if they should cut him, there will be some face saving cuts I would think...a little pressure from BT if you will.
I still don't understand how Ifield never got a crack at the CFL.