Penn State punter Jordan Stout is looking to be the first punter to be drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, and he hopes his skills and versatility in all phases in the game will help him do so.
Stout finished second to San Diego State punter Matt Araiza for the Ray Guy Award, and he was named the Big Ten Eddleman-Field Punter of the Year and a first-team All-Big Ten selection. Now, he hopes to contribute at the next level with his ability at the next level as he will compete with Araiza for the top prospect at his position.
In the interviews at the combine, Stout spoke about talking to different types of NFL special teams coordinators with some being kicking coaches and some are not, and how his skills can translate to an NFL roster by saying that “Every coach is different, trying to get to know me and trying to know to learn about my skills”.
Stout not only punted, but he was a kickoff specialist and kicked field goals by going went 16 for 23 on field-goal attempts and 34 for 36 on extra points in the 2021 season. Stout will most likely be a punter, and possibly a kickoff specialist at the NFL.
Stout also stated that he is not going to shy away from the workouts, and even said he wants to set a record for punters in the 40-yard dash as he stated that “I want to break the record, I feel that I’m in that range”. The combine record for a 40-yard dash for a punter is 4.63 seconds set by Mitch Wishnowsky from Utah in 2019, who got selected by the San Francisco 49ers in that year’s draft.
Stout went to talk about the different ball that the NFL uses, hanging out with the fellow specialist and scout not measuring the feet of specialists at the combine.