2. Brad Robbins, Sr., P, Michigan, 6-0, 205, 5-6: He played in 44 games for the Wolverines. He averaged 42 yards per punt over his career. He averaged 46.3 last season.
3. Adam Korsak, Sr., P, Rutgers, 6-1, 185, 7: He won the Ray Guy Award, which goes to the nation’s top punter. He finished his career as the NCAA leader in career punts (349), net punting yards in a single season (45.25) and career punting yards (15,318).
4. Michael Turk, Sr., P, Oklahoma, 6-0, 234, 7-High-priority free agent: He lifted 225 pounds 15 times at the scouting combine, most by a punter since 2003. His two uncles played in the NFL (three-time Pro Bowler Matt Turk a punter and the late Dan Turk, an offensive lineman.) Started his career at Arizona State.
5. Joe Doyle, Sr., P, Memphis, 5-11, 200, 7-HPFA: He averaged 45.9 yards on 49 punts last season for the Tigers.
1. Jake Moody, Sr., K, Michigan, 6-0, 207, 5: Moody made field goals of 51, 51, 35 and 35 yards in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas. “I knew it was going to be a defensive battle for sure,” Moody said. “Most all-star games are. I’m thankful for the offense getting me opportunities to kick field goals. They put me in a great spot to put points on the board, and I’m really thankful for that.”
2. Chad Ryland, Sr., K, Maryland, 5-11, 191, 7: ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper ranks Ryland as the top kicker in the draft. Started his career at Eastern Michigan. Played in the Senior Bowl.
3. Christopher Dunn, Sr., K, N.C. State, 5-8, 177, 7-HPFA: He finished as the school’s all-time career scoring leader with 377 points. Made 69 field goals and all 170 of his point-after attempts over his career.
4. Andre Szmyt, Sr., K, Syracuse, 6-1, 194, 7-HPFA: He won the Lou Groza award as a freshman in 2018. He’s the school’s all-time leader in points, with 454. He made 85 career field goals, also a school record.
5. Jack Podlesny, Sr., K, Georgia, 6-1, 193, 7-HPFA: He was named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the conference’s coaches. He made 26 of 29 field-goal attempts in 2022 and 22 of 27 in 2021.
1. Alex Ward, Sr., LS, Central Florida, 6-4, 236, 6-7: He has a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a two-time finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award as the top long snapper in college football. Ward began as a freshman long snapper at UCF in the 2017 season. He played in the Senior Bowl.
2. Robert Soderholm, Sr., LS, Virginia Military Institute, 5-11, 242, 7-HPFA: He was named first-team All-Southern Conference. He played in the Senior Bowl.
Teams in need: Cowboys, Commanders, Panthers, Browns and Broncos.
Need area for Falcons: No. The Falcons are set with kicker Younghoe Koo, Punter Bradley Pinion and long snapper Liam McCullough.
AJC’S 2023 POSITION-BY-POSITION DRAFT SERIES
WIDE RECEIVERS – Past few drafts have spoiled NFL teams looking for wide receivers | Top 10 WRs
RUNNING BACKS – Running backs Bijan Robinson, Jahmyr Gibbs may have to wait to hear their names called | Top 10 RBs
TIGHT ENDS – Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer heads a dee TE class | Top 10 TEs
QUARTERBACKS – Bryce Young’s small stature no longer an issue in the NFL | Top 10 QBs
OFFENSIVE LINE – Skoronski’s short arm length being scrutinized for left tackle | Top 5 C,G, &OTs
DEFENSIVE LINE – Is Jalen Carter the real deal or a potential bust? | Top 5 DTs, DEs
LINEBACKERS – Dutchtown’s Will Anderson expected to go in top 5 of NFL draft | Top 10 LBs
CORNERBACKS – Former Georgia standout Kelee Ringo is one of the top cornerbacks in the draft | Top 10 CBs
SAFETIES – Friday
SPECIAL TEAMS – Saturday
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