From high school to the NFL Draft: Clemson punter Bradley Pinion

From high school to the NFL Draft: Clemson punter Bradley Pinion

News

From high school to the NFL Draft: Clemson punter Bradley Pinion

By

Clemson Tigers punter Bradley Pinion. (Photo: Bart Boatwright, Greenville News)

Clemson Tigers punter Bradley Pinion. (Photo: Bart Boatwright, Greenville News)

As the NFL draft nears, USA TODAY High School Sports will look back at the high school careers and draft prospects for some of the top players. Here is today’s installment on Clemson punter Bradley Pinion:

PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS:

T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

Jameis Winston, Florida State

Landon Collins, Alabama

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

Shaq Thompson, Washington

Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Andrus Peat, Stanford

Ronald Darby, Florida State

Arik Armstead, Oregon

Mario Edwards Jr, Florida State

Nelson Agholor, USC

Bradley Pinion

Position: Punter

High school: Northwest Cabarrus, Concord, N.C.

ALL-USA history: Named to the American Family Insurance second team in 2011. Averaged 46.1 yards per punt as a senior but is most well-known for his 100-yard kickoff at a camp for high school kickers in 2011.

College: Clemson

Height, weight: 6-6, 235 pounds

By the numbers: In his last two seasons at Clemson, Pinion had 52 punts downed inside the 20 with only two touchbacks. He turned pro after his junior year.

Draft positives: A right-footed punter with a long, angular frame. Was a good overall athlete in high school, where he played basketball and was a soccer goalkeeper for four years. Pinion also was the kickoff specialist for the Tigers the last two seasons.

Draft negatives: Continued quickness on get-off and ball placement on directional kicks.

Projection: Round 6/7

What he says: “It has always been my dream to play in the NFL, and I just feel the timing is right for me to turn professional.”

Draft analysis by Dan Shonka, Ourlads.com

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usatodayhss.com/2015/from-high-school-to-the-nfl-draft-clemson-punter-bradley-pinion
From high school to the NFL Draft: Clemson punter Bradley Pinion
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.