2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Punter



The top 2022 Punter prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2023 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
1. Tennessee image Paxton Brooks, P, Tennessee
Height: 6-5. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

1/22/22: Brooks played well in 2021, punting a long of 64 yards and averaging 44 yards per punt.

7/17/21: In 2020, Brooks averaged 44 yards per punt with a long of 61. That was an improvement over 2019, when he averaged 42 yards with a long of 59.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tommy Townsend, Florida
  • '19 - Jack Bailey, Stanford
2. Toledo image Bailey Flint, P, Toledo
Height: 6-3. Weight: 208.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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1/22/22: Flint had a long of 68 yards and an average of 40 yards per punt in 2021. He had 19 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

7/17/21: Flint only kicked 19 punts in 2020, averaging 36.4 per attempt. His average was better in 2019, at 47.3 yards per punt. He booted a long of 72 yards that season.


Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
11/4/2020 Bowling Green W 38 - 3 1 5 151 30.2 0 46
11/11/2020 @ Western Mich. L 38 - 41 0 2 80 40 0 45
11/18/2020 @ Eastern Mich. W 45 - 28 1 2 78 39 0 41
11/28/2020 Ball St. L 24 - 27 2 3 120 40 1 47
12/5/2020 @ Northern Ill. W 41 - 24 0 0 0 0
12/12/2020 Central Mich. W 24 - 23 2 7 263 37.6 0 53


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Joseph Charlton, South Carolina
  • '19 - Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
3. Tulane image Ryan Wright, P, Tulane
Height: 6-2. Weight: 180.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

1/22/22: Wright punted well in 2021, averaging 48 yards per attempt and smashing a long of 69 yards. He also had 16 downed inside the 20-yard line, with six touchbacks.

7/17/21: Wright averaged 45.2 yards per punt in 2020 with a long of 65. He has been consistent for the Green Way, averaging 41 and 44 yards in the previous two seasons, when he kicked long punts of 66 and 64 yards, respectively.


Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
9/12/2020 @ South Alabama W 27 - 24 0 0 0 0
9/19/2020 Navy L 24 - 27 1 5 182 36.4 0 41
9/26/2020 @ Southern Miss. W 66 - 24 1 3 145 48.3 1 58
10/8/2020 @ Houston L 31 - 49 1 8 410 51.2 0 63
10/16/2020 SMU L 34 - 37 (1OT) 1 6 281 46.8 0 65
10/24/2020 @ UCF L 34 - 51 3 5 238 47.6 0 62
10/31/2020 Temple W 38 - 3 1 2 111 55.5 0 62
11/7/2020 @ East Carolina W 38 - 21 2 4 177 44.2 1 46
11/14/2020 Army West Point W 38 - 12 2 5 230 46 1 63
11/19/2020 @ Tulsa L 24 - 30 (2OT) 3 6 253 42.2 0 62
12/5/2020 Memphis W 35 - 21 0 5 216 43.2 0 52
12/22/2020 Nevada
@ Boise, Idaho
L 27 - 38 2 3 109 36.3 0 45


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Derek Adams, Kent State
  • '19 - Corey Fatony, Missouri
4. Western Kentucky image John Haggerty, P, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

1/22/22: Haggerty punted well in 2021, averaging 49 yards per punt and pushing a long of 67 yards.

7/17/21: Haggerty averaged 46 yards per punt with a long of 68 in 2020. He averaged 46 yards per punt in 2019 and had a long of 64.


Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
9/12/2020 @ Louisville L 21 - 35 3 5 231 46.2 0 55
9/19/2020 Liberty L 24 - 30 1 5 239 47.8 0 57
10/3/2020 @ Middle Tenn. W 20 - 17 1 4 161 40.2 0 48
10/10/2020 Marshall L 14 - 38 0 6 248 41.3 0 49
10/17/2020 @ UAB L 14 - 37 1 6 260 43.3 2 68
10/24/2020 Chattanooga W 13 - 10 2 3 141 47 0 53
10/31/2020 @ BYU L 10 - 41 2 3 136 45.3 0 50
11/7/2020 @ Fla. Atlantic L 6 - 10 2 5 213 42.6 2 54
11/14/2020 Southern Miss. W 10 - 7 3 5 243 48.6 0 57
11/21/2020 FIU W 38 - 21 4 8 426 53.2 0 63
12/6/2020 @ Charlotte W 37 - 19 0 3 138 46 0 57
12/26/2020 Georgia St.
@ Mobile, Ala.
L 21 - 39 0 3 124 41.3 0 44




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Blake Gillikin, Penn State
  • '19 - Stone Wilson, Florida International
5. UC Davis image Daniel Whelan, P, UC Davis
Height: 6-5. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: .
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

1/22/22: Whelans averaged 47 yards per punt in 2021 and booted a long of 65 yards. He had 19 punts downed inside the 20.

7/17/21: Whelan has been a consistent punter for the Aggies over the past four seasons. In 2020, he had his best average, 48 yards per punt, and a long of 67. In 2018, Whelan downed 31 inside the 20-yard line and pushed 17 punts over 50 yards. In 2019, he put 23 inside the 20 and hit 17 over 50 yards.


Punting Game Log

Date Opponent Result Punts Punts inside 20 Punt Yds Punt Avg Punt Tbs Punt Long
3/6/2021 @ Idaho W 27 - 17 1 2 98 49 0 55
3/13/2021 @ Weber St. L 13 - 18 1 4 206 51.5 1 61
3/20/2021 Cal Poly W 73 - 24 0 0 0 0
3/27/2021 Idaho St. W 31 - 27 3 5 260 52 0 67
4/3/2021 Eastern Wash. L 22 - 32 3 6 251 41.8 0 55




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

2023 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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