Photo of Justin Vogel
Grade
4.99 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Paul Vogel was a middle linebacker at South Carolina, and was on rosters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Oilers in the NFL. His son, Justin, decided to use his foot to follow in his dad's footsteps in a successful college and potential pro career. Vogel signed with Florida coming out of Berkeley Prep in Tampa, but did not see the field in his redshirt or freshman years with the Gators. He decided to walk on at Miami for the 2014 season so that he could participate right away, and won the job (42.8 yards per punt, 20-of-52 punts fair-caught, 21 punts inside the 20-yard line, only one touchback). Vogel was the team's top leg in 2015 (42.5 avg, 20-of-67 fair-caught, 21 inside 20, six touchbacks) but saved his best effort for a second-team All-ACC senior season (43.8 avg, 33-of-64 fair-caught, 25 inside 20, two touchbacks, one blocked).

Analysis

Strengths

Talented directional punter who is able to hang it near the numbers. Hang time is a plus. One of the best in the nation at forcing fair catches. Landed 40 percent of his kicks inside the 20-yard line. Career touchback rate is just 4.9 percent. Handled some kickoff duties as sophomore and junior and could get a team out of the game if needed due to injury.

Weaknesses

Net punting average is just okay. Needs to show a more consistently powerful leg from punt to punt. Will follow an open field punt of 56 yards with an open field punt of 38 yards.

Bottom Line

Vogel doesn't have a booming leg, but he does have a shot at getting drafted and/or making a team thanks to his accuracy and consistency on placement punts.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.