Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets place kicker Harrison Butker (87) celebrates after he scores an extra point in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Georgia Tech won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Depth-chart analysis: Specialists

With Georgia Tech’s spring practice beginning Monday, we’ll take a look at each position group and how the depth stacks up for the Yellow Jackets. Players will be rated as starting, competing or depth.

Tech’s specialist group is under a major overhaul with the graduation of kicker Harrison Butker and punter Ryan Rodwell, who also served as Butker’s holder. With signees Brenton King (kicker) and Pressley Harvin (punter) coming in the summer, the spring work will be done by walk-ons trying to earn a look.


Shawn Davis: Competing

Davis got on the field last season for a kickoff against Mercer, recording a touchback.

Shea Underwood: Competing

Underwood was one of the top kicking and punting prospects in Georgia as a senior in the 2015 season.

Harris Barton: Competing

Barton, formerly a wide receiver, has moved to kicker. He has also worked at holder, where Ryan Rodwell’s graduation leaves an opening.


Grant Aasen: Competing

Aasen, a high-school teammate of former Tech B-back Zach Laskey, earned a start over Ryan Rodwell for the Mercer game and punted once.


Casey Wilson: Starting

Wilson has handled the job with consistency for the past two seasons.

Incoming freshmen: Pressley Harvin (punter), Brenton King (kicker).

Coming Friday: Defensive line, linebackers and defensive backs

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