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We need a Punter

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:04 am
by bearsoldier
We need an upgrade at Punter. Tory Taylor is really an interesting prospect at 26yrs with only 3 years of American football experience.

Currently ranked as the #2 punter prospect on Walter football...

https://walterfootball.com/draft2024PU.php
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Tory Taylor, P, Iowa
Height: 6-4. Weight: 231.
Projected Round (2024): 6-FA.

11/25/23: So far this year, Taylor has averaged 48.2 yards per punt and booted a long of 62. He has 27 punts placed inside the 20.

7/14/23: In 2022, Taylor averaged 45.4 yards per punt with a long of 70. In 2021, he averaged 46.1 yards per punt with a long of 69 yards. Taylor averaged 44.1 yards per punt in 2020.




Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:34 pm
by southdakbearfan
Matt Araiza is a free agent.

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:45 am
by wab
I like that McNamara dude from A&M too.

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:27 pm
by bearsoldier
wab wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:45 am I like that McNamara dude from A&M too.
He would be an improvement over Trenton Gill.

https://bnbfootball.com/2024-nfl-draft/punter-rankings/

Austin McNamara 2023 Stats
46.3 yards per punt, 24 inside 20 yard line, 7 touchbacks, 49.1% fair catches forced, 59 long, 81.8% unreturnable punts


1. Austin McNamara, Texas Tech
P | 6’4″ | 195 lbs | 5th Year

Austin McNamara has a powerful leg with a vicious punting motion. He kicks the ball with aggression, but has still shown excellent placement on his kicks. He’s improved his mechanics over his 5 year career as a starter, and has done a nice job of converting his distance into hangtime. McNamara has good size at 6’4″”, and it doesn’t slow him down in his punting motion.

McNamara has shown in the past that he can average an impressive yard per punt number (48.2 in 2021), but has instead transitioned his power into elite hangtime. McNamara only allowed returns on 18% of his punts this past season, by far the best percentage for any punter averaging over 45 yards per punt.

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:46 am
by Ditka’s dictaphone
But WHAT to call him?

“Uber-punt”
“Leggy McLegface”.

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:24 pm
by Moriarty
Both guys are 6'3+
Punters are getting enormous

I want to see them start headhunting 5'9 returners for daring to break a return on their kicks

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:51 pm
by wulfy
Tory Taylor was one of the few weapons for Iowa.

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:52 pm
by Rusty Trombagent
wulfy wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:51 pm Tory Taylor was one of the few weapons for Iowa.
I'm worried there's not enough tread left on those tires

Re: We need a Punter

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:07 pm
by wulfy
Rusty Trombagent wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:52 pm
wulfy wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:51 pm Tory Taylor was one of the few weapons for Iowa.
I'm worried there's not enough tread left on those tires
No kidding - dude punted 93 times last year. 13 more than the next closest guy (from Navy). Average NCAA punts about 55 to 60 times a year.