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Chargers Select Texas A&M Punter Drew Kaser
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The San Diego Chargers added a powerful leg in the sixth round with the selection of Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser.
We will have more on the first punter taken in the 2016 Draft shortly, but first, here is his NFL.com draft profile:
Nearly every year, at least one punter hears his name called in the top 200 picks; it could be Kaser in 2016 because he possesses a quick delivery as well as the leg strength and hang time to consistently change field position. He was an All-American and Ray Guy Award finalist in 2013 after leading the SEC with a 47.4-yard average (beating perennial Pro Bowler Shane Lechler's school record), and had nice follow-up seasons in 2014 (44.5-yard average, 19-of-56 punts inside the 20). Kaser broke that school record again in 2015 (47.47) on his way to first team All-SEC honors, placing 21 of 60 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also threatened the SEC career record with a 46.2 career gross average.
Possesses a booming right leg. Had punts of 53 yards or more in 17 of his past 24 games. Had punts of 64-plus yards in five of 11 games this season. Athletic with good hands. Has ability to adjust to poor snaps. Able to speed up punt process when he sees pressure coming. Good touch near endzone with 17 percent of his punts ending up inside the 10.
NFL COMPARISON: Donnie Jones
Draftable punter with the leg strength to dig his team out of a field position hole and the touch to be effective once he hits midfield. Read