2017 NFL Draft: Punter Rankings
Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: December 10, 2016
- JK Scott, P, Alabama Projected Round 4th Round
- 2016 Season Recap The 6-6 202 lb JK Scott is the biggest punter in the 2017 NFL Draft. Scott is one of the tallest punters in quite some time and is talented enough to declare as a junior if he enters the 2017 NFL Draft.
- JK Scott averaged 47.7 yards per punt in 2016. Scott had five games where he averaged 50 yards or punt or more. There is no question Scott will be the top punter in the 2017 NFL Draft if he declares for the 2017 NFL Draft.
- JK Scott averaged 44.8 yards per punt. He punted the football 73-yards against Michigan State in the College Football Playoff. Scott has a boot for a foot and a cannon for a leg. Scott is the nations most accurate punter so if he can maintain his play in 2016, I can easily see him declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft.
- Austin Rehkow, P, Idaho Projected Round 5th Round
- 2016 Season Recap The 6-3 208 lb Austin Rehkow is the top senior punter in this draft. Rehkow could be a good punter in the NFL.
- Austin Rehkow struggled as a senior. Rehkow only averaged 42.8 yards per punt as a senior in 2016. Rehkow is still the top punter despite this because Rehkow was Idaho's starting kicker and starting punter. That versatility makes Rehkow stand out on tape.
- Austin Rehkow was a kicker in High School. Rehkow became a kicker and a punter at Idaho. Rehkow projects as a punter in the NFL.
- Austin Rehkow averaged 47.8 yards per punt in 2013 and 2014. Rehkow only averaged 45.7 yards per punt in 2015, but he made up for that avewraging 108 points as a kicker during his junior season. Rehkow's longest punt in 2015 was for 71-yards.
- Justin Vogel, P, Miami FL Projected Round 6th Round
- 2016 Season Recap The 6-4 215 lb Justin Vogel is one of the top punters in the 2017 NFL Draft. He can solidify himself as the top senior punter with a strong senior season.
- Justin Vogel averaged 44.3 yards per punt in 2016. Vogel should be the third punter drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.
- Justin Vogel averaged 42.5 yards per punt in 2015. Thirteen of his sixty seven punts went for 50-yards or more. His longest punt was 55-yards which is why he's my #3 punter right now.
- Cameron Johnston, P, Ohio State Projected Round 7th Round
- 2016 Season Recap The 5-11 198 lb Cameron Johnston was a pretty consistent punter at Ohio State. Johnston should get drafted in the late rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft after he graduates from Ohio State.
- Cameron Johnston averaged 46.3 yards per punt in 2016. Johnston punted well enough to warrant a late-round pick.
- Cameron Johnston led the Big 10 with 44 yards per punt in 2013 as a true freshman. He had more punts inside the 20 yard line than any other punter as a true freshman.
- Cameron Johnston averaged 45.1 yards per punt in 2014. He led the Big 10 in yards per punt once again and Johnston's punting helped Ohio State win the 2015 College Football Playoff.
- Cameron Johnston only averaged 43.9 yards per punt in in 2015. Johnston had 26 punts inside the opponents 20 yard line though and that was very impressive.
- Toby Baker, P, Arkansas Projected Round 7th Round
- 2016 Season Recap The 6-3 215 lb Toby Baker enters his senior season. It will be his second season as the starting punter on Arkanas.
- Toby Baker averaged 44.6 yards per punt in 2016. So far Baker is the only punter to accept an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
- Toby Baker didn't become Arkansas's starting punter until 2015. Baker was a finalist for the Ray Guy award in his first season as a punter. Baker can get drafted if he shows his consistency in 2016.