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Jets Draft Texas A&M Punter Braden Mann (6th Round #191 Overall)

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The Jets have two 6th- round picks, with the first one (#191) overall they selected Texas A&M punter Braden Mann.  He can also handles kickoffs, he did that in college. Joe Douglas seems to be putting a premium on leadership and Braden Mann was a team captain last season.

Here is his full scouting profile from NFL.com.
Mann was the premier field-flipper in all of college football with the touch and talent to stick opposing teams near their end zone on pooch kicks. He offers additional value handling kickoffs and is an above average open-field tackler. He may need to sacrifice some distance for more hang-time to prevent out-blasting his coverage, but he has a chance to become a top-five punter in the league.
  • Career average of just under 49 yards per punt
  • Outstanding total of 54.3 percent of his punts went 50-plus yards
  • Open-field tackler with 10 solo stops over last two years
  • Good directional punter
  • Adequate touch-to-toe speed
  • Handles kickoff duties, hitting 66 percent for touchbacks
  • Has pooch technique to kill football near goal line
  • Saw some inconsistencies in hitting the ball against Georgia and LSU
  • Issues out-kicking coverage is a concern
  • Net punting average dropped to 40.2 in 2019
  • Made his coverage team work too hard, especially against Alabama
  • Had punt blocked for touchdown this year
  • Needs to improve his hang-time

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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