JK Scott

Alabama
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Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Denver, CO
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
208 lbs
33 1/8”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.50
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Green Bay
Packers
Round 5 ‧ Pick 35
40 Yard Dash
4.83
Seconds
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
114.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.28
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.41
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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John Kimball Scott took advantage of the thin air of Denver as a high school punter and kicker, but his exploits in the SEC near sea level show his leg strength is not simply a trick of the Rockies. It didn't take long for his long legs and full extension to flip the field for Alabama. As a true freshman, Scott led the nation in gross punting average with 48 yards per kick, and placed 31-of-55 kicks inside the 20-yard-line while only allowing five touchbacks. He was a 2014 Ray Guy Award finalist, first-team All-SEC selection, and first-team Freshman All-American and All-American by numerous outlets. His average was down a bit in 2015 (44.2 gross), but he still put 25-of-70 kicks inside the 20-yard-line. Scott bounced back to average 47.2 yards a kick as a junior (ranking third in the FBS), placing 25-of-64 punts inside the 20 and garnering second-team All-American and first-team all-conference honors. Scott was a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior, averaging 43 yards per punt, forcing 27 fair catches on 54 punts while also putting 27 inside the 20 yard-line. Scott has kickoff experience, as well; he performed that duty 34 times in his first three seasons (12 touchbacks) and then all 99 in his final season (45 touchbacks). He's had two punts blocked in his career (one in 2015, one in the 2016 national title game).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
Overview
Four-year punter who is able to work for distance, hang time or placement whenever he needs. He's been a consistent performer who operates well under pressure and possesses soft hands to handle poor snaps. He has the talent and play traits to become a long-time NFL starter.
Strengths
  • Impressive 45.6-yard career average per punt
  • Handled kickoff duties this season
  • Has a big leg and can kick for distance or hang time
  • Produced impressive hang time (4.55) and punts returned rate (9.1 percent) this season
  • Dropped 25 percent of his punts inside the 10 and 51 percent inside the 20
  • Has flip-flop tool at his disposal
  • Had just four touchbacks total all season
  • Soft hands adjust to snaps outside of his frame
  • Holds for kicks
Weaknesses
  • Deliberate approach
  • Can be a shade slow with his touch to toe times
  • May have to expedite his operation time in the pros to avoid blocks
  • His high inside-the-20 percentage benefitted from fortuitous rolls
  • Below average touchback percentage on kickoffs

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GRADE
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