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Pick #172, JK Scott, Punter, Alabama
« on: April 28, 2018, 12:41:50 PM »

Four-year starter and three-time First Team All-SEC selection. Averaged nearly 43 yards per punt on 54 attempts in 2017. Punted 64 times with a 47.2 average as a junior. Posted a 44.2 punting average on 70 opportunities in 2015. Led the SEC with a 48-yard average on 55 punts as a true freshman.

Big-legged punter who consistently flips the field. Gets tremendous hang time on punts, drives the ball into the air and gives coverage units time to get downfield and make plays. Displays the ability to place punts close to the goal line when necessary. Easily punts his team out of a jam. Handled kickoffs duties at Alabama.

Takes a while to get the ball off his foot. Average kickoff leg.

Scott has next-level size and leg strength and is a mid-round pick with starting potential on Sundays.

Projected Round 5

Tony Pauline - DraftAnalyst.com


2017 Awards / Honors

Second-team All-American (Coaches)
Finalist for Ray Guy Award (top punter)

Finished as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leader in punt attempts (243), yardage (11,074) and career average (45.6). Opponents returned only five of his 54 punts last year (42.9 average), with two returns going for no gain. Scott also dropped 27 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line, with just four going for touchbacks.

Played key role in Alabama’s national-title win vs. Georgia, averaging 47.5 yards on six punts, with three traveling 50-plus yards and two downed inside the Bulldogs’ 20.

Also assumed Alabama’s kickoff duties last season, with 45 of his 99 attempts going for touchbacks. Earned All-America second team recognition (Coaches, Camp) in 2016 after averaging 47.2 yards, with 25 boots going 50-plus yards and seven traveling at least 60.



Scott (6-6, 204) was one of the top punters in the nation last year and handled kickoff duties for the Crimson Tide in 2017. He’s Alabama’s all-time record holder for career punting yards with 11,074 and attempts at 243.

Scott also holds the Alabama record for career punting average at 45.6 yards per punt. He had only five punts returned as a senior for 36 yards with two of the five returns going for no gain, dropping 27 of his 54 boots inside the 20-yard line, with only four touchbacks.



Once again, punters grow on trees, and solid ones at the position can be obtained as undrafted free agents. They make sense in the sixth or seventh rounds, but a fifth-round pick should be used on a real football player.

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Offline dannobanano

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Re: Pick #172, JK Scott, Punter, Alabama
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 01:10:05 PM »
Having 2 good punters in camp can't be a bad thing.

Competition brings out the best, even though you might consider this a head scratcher.

Thing is.............Scott was a special teams weapon for Alabama. He flipped the field position on many many occasions for the Tide.

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Re: Pick #172, JK Scott, Punter, Alabama
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 08:22:42 PM »
I actually love the idea of having a huge-leg bomber at punter. 

Heh heh, especially after the draft goes yet another year without doing much to help the offense, we should expect to be punting plenty next season. 

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Re: Pick #172, JK Scott, Punter, Alabama
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 09:00:43 PM »
Scott might find out just like Vogel did.  There's a difference between punting in Miami or Alabama, and kicking a frozen rock at Lambeau in December.   Both are good punters.  I'm not sure if they were disappointed in Vogel, or Scott is so good at directional punting they couldn't pass on him?  Well, if there's one position you can showcase your talent in practice, its punter.   Its not like you cant get enough reps to show them what you can do.   Actual game action could be limited, but they'll see plenty of what each of these guys can bring.