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— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 13, 2022
After an excellent senior season at Penn State in which he became Big Ten Punter of the Year and a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s top punter, the Ravens took Stout in the fourth round, making him the first punter selected in this past April’s draft.
No punter had been drafted higher than Stout since 2012, and there’s good reason for that. Stout’s hangtime of 4.36 seconds led the country, and Pro Football Focus rated Stout as the best punter in the country in 2021, giving him a 93.3 overall grade.
Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh said Stout has traits of Sam Koch, the former Ravens punter who retired in May after a 16-year career.
“You watch Jordan, and he reminds you a lot of Sam coming out,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not just the leg strength is a part of it. A lot of guys have big legs, but they don’t have all the other pieces. So, you look in terms of the footwork, the technique, they get the ball out quick, the hands, the efficiency, where the drop goes, the ability to control the punt, right, left and then the depth of it. Those are all things that we look [at] with Jordan, and it reminds you a lot of Sam.”