2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Punters



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 Punter prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated April 22, 2020. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: Mann had a solid week at the Senior Bowl after averaging 47.1 yards per punt with a long of 68 yards in 2019. As a junior, he averaged 51 yards per punt with a long of 82 yards. Mann could be the favorite to be the first punter taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.




  2. Tommy Townsend, P, Florida
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 176.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: Townsend was a good punter for the Gators over the past two seasons. He averaged 44 yards per punt in 2019 with a long of 71 after averaging 45.4 yards per punt with a long of 71 in 2018.


  3. Joseph Charlton, P, South Carolina
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 190.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Charlton averaged 47.7 yards per punt with a long of 66 yards. He averaged 44.8 yards in 2018 and 43.5 yards per punt in 2017. Over that time, Charlton booted a long of 73 yards.


  4. Derek Adams, P, Kent State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Adams averaged 43.1 yards per punt in 2019 with a long of 76.

    6/22/19: Adams averaged 40.2 yards per punt in 2018 with a long of 77 yards. He had an excellent 2017 season punting for Kent State, averaging 43.6 yards punt with a long of 74 yards. Adams averaged 40.3 yards per punt with a long of 67 in 2016.




  5. Blake Gillikin, P, Penn State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Gillikin averaged 42.2 yards per punt in 2019 and had a long of 72.

    6/22/19: In 2018, Gillikin averaged 44 yards per punt with a long of 74. Gillikin was a nice weapon for Penn State's special teams in 2017. He averaged 43.2 yards per punt with a long of 57. Gillikin had a long of 69 and averaged 42.8 yards per punt for 2016.


  6. Bailey Cate, P, Old Dominion
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 192.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/22/20: Cate averaged 39.9 yards per punt in 2019 with a long of 59 yards.

    6/22/19: Cate averaged 39.7 yards per punt in 2018 with a long of 63. In 2017, he averaged 40.5 yards per punt with a long of 68, which was two yards short of his long from the previous year, when he averaged 37.8 yards per punt. Cate is a small-school player, but he did make the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award because of his punting talent.




  7. Anthony Lotti, P, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/22/20: Lotti averaged 39.7 yards per punt in 2019 and had a long of 59.

    6/22/19: In 2018, Lotti averaged 38.6 yards per punt with a long of 63. He averaged 40 yards per punt in 2017 with a long punt of 62 yards. Lotti averaged 37.7 yards with a long of 60 during the previous season.


  8. Adam Nunez, P, Rice
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 186.
    Projected Round (2020): FA.

    4/22/20: Nunez averaged 40.4 yards per punt in 2019, with a long of 61.

    6/22/19: In 2018 for TCU, Nunez averaged 39.5 yards per punt with a long of 56. He averaged 39.3 yards per punt with a long of 61 yards in 2017. As a freshman in 2016, he averaged 39.6 yards per punt with a long of 56.


2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P



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