2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Punter



The top 2021 Punter prospects available for the 2021 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2024 prospect.

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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

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Braden Mann, Texas A&M
  • '19 - Jack Fox, Rice
  • '18 - Michael Dickson, Texas
1. Kentucky image Max Duffy, P, Kentucky
Height: 6-1. Weight: 186.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/26/21: Duffy averaged 46 yards per punt in 2020 and had a long of 75 yards. He earned a coveted invitation to the Senior Bowl. Duffy won the Ray Guy Award in 2019 for the best punter in the nation after averaging 48.1 yards per punt and making a long of 70 yards. As a sophomore, he averaged 45 yards per punt with a long of 67 yards. Duffy is the favorite to be the first punter taken in the 2021 NFL Draft.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tommy Townsend, Florida
  • '19 - Jack Bailey, Stanford
  • '18 - Johnny Townsend, Florida
2. Cincinnati image James Smith, P, Cincinnati
Height: 6-5. Weight: 235.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
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4/26/21: Smith averaged 44 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards in 2020. He punted well the previous three seasons, and he earned the chance to impress team evaluators at the Senior Bowl.


Career Punting Stats

Season Team Games Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt TBs
2017 Cincinnati 12 21 64 2688 0
2018 Cincinnati 13 25 59 2750 1
2019 Cincinnati 14 27 72 3053 1

Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
9/19/2020 Austin Peay W 55 - 20 0 1 41 41 0 41
9/26/2020 Army West Point W 24 - 10 3 5 231 46.2 0 52
10/3/2020 South Fla. W 28 - 7 3 4 187 46.8 0 60
10/24/2020 @ SMU W 42 - 13 2 5 229 45.8 0 50
10/31/2020 Memphis W 49 - 10 3 4 162 40.5 0 46
11/7/2020 Houston W 38 - 10 1 4 174 43.5 1 50
11/13/2020 East Carolina W 55 - 17 1 2 80 40 0 47
11/21/2020 @ UCF W 36 - 33 2 4 164 41 0 56
12/19/2020 Tulsa W 27 - 24 2 3 134 44.7 0 47
1/1/2021 Georgia
@ Atlanta, Georgia
L 21 - 24 1 8 352 44 0 51


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Joseph Charlton, South Carolina
  • '19 - Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
  • '18 - J.K. Scott, Alabama
3. Kent State image Derek Adams, P, Kent State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
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4/26/21: Adams averaged 43.3 yards per punt in 2019 with a long of 76 yards. He averaged 40.2 yards per punt in 2018 and had a long of 77 yards. He put together 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.


Career Punting Stats

Season Team Games Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt TBs
2016 Kent St. 12 29 76 3063 1
2017 Kent St. 12 20 79 3447 9
2018 Kent St. 4 8 31 1245 1
2019 Kent St. 13 20 59 2543 3

Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
10/24/2020 Maryland W 43 - 3 0 2 82 41 1 51
10/31/2020 @ Iowa W 21 - 20 3 6 250 41.7 0 44
11/7/2020 Nebraska W 21 - 13 4 6 261 43.5 0 58
11/14/2020 @ Purdue W 27 - 20 0 6 240 40 1 44
11/21/2020 Wisconsin W 17 - 7 3 10 379 37.9 0 48
11/28/2020 @ Michigan St. L 20 - 29 2 4 186 46.5 0 49
12/12/2020 Illinois W 28 - 10 1 2 92 46 1 54
12/19/2020 Ohio St.
@ Indianapolis, IN
L 10 - 22 2 4 169 42.2 1 53
1/1/2021 Auburn
@ Orlando, Fla.
W 35 - 19 1 4 181 45.2 1 60


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Derek Adams, Kent State
  • '19 - Corey Fatony, Missouri
  • '18 - Will Gleeson, Ole Miss
4. Virginia Tech image Oscar Bradburn, P, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-1. Weight: 221.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
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4/26/21: In 2020, Bradburn averaged 43.0 yards per punt with a long of 62 yards. He averaged 46.5 yards per punt in 2019 and kicked a long of 69 yards. He averaged 43 yards per punt and 42 yards over the previous two seasons, with his longest punt being 72 yards.


Career Punting Stats

Season Team Games Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt TBs
2017 Virginia Tech 13 24 66 2798 6
2018 Virginia Tech 13 23 69 2940 5
2019 Virginia Tech 12 22 53 2467 6

Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
9/26/2020 NC State W 45 - 24 2 4 189 47.2 0 62
10/3/2020 @ Duke W 38 - 31 3 6 253 42.2 1 51
10/10/2020 @ North Carolina L 45 - 56 0 3 138 46 1 54
10/17/2020 Boston College W 40 - 14 0 3 151 50.3 2 57
10/24/2020 @ Wake Forest L 16 - 23 1 2 86 43 0 46
10/31/2020 @ Louisville W 42 - 35 2 3 116 38.7 1 42
11/7/2020 Liberty L 35 - 38 1 2 102 51 0 54
11/14/2020 Miami (FL) L 24 - 25 2 6 234 39 0 48
11/21/2020 @ Pittsburgh L 14 - 47 1 4 158 39.5 0 45
12/5/2020 Clemson L 10 - 45 0 4 164 41 1 51
12/12/2020 Virginia W 33 - 15 0 0 0 0






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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