Chargers draft punter Drew Kaser in 6th round

The Chargers take a punter with pick No. 179.

Another Texas A&M product is joining the Chargers: Punter Drew Kaser, who was selected by San Diego in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Kaser -- who hails from the same alma mater as Chargers kicker Josh Lambo and was a teammate of his in 2013-14 -- was an All-American and Ray Guy Award finalist in 2013 after leading the SEC with a 47.4-yard average (beating Pro Bowler Shane Lechler's school record). He posted a top-five punting average in both 2013 and 2015, and was consistent throughout his career.  In 2014, he possessed a 44.5-yard average, with 19-of-56 punts inside the 20. He broke that school record again in 2015 while earning first team All-SEC honors, placing 21 of 60 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Scouts praise Kaser's strong leg and hang time, as well as his ability to adjust to poor snaps. He will learn behind punter Mike Scifres, who is entering his 14th season in the NFL.


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