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Packers draft punter JK Scott in fifth round

He holds several records at the University of Alabama


GREEN BAY – The Packers have added a punter, drafting Alabama's JK Scott with a fifth-round pick (No. 172 overall) in Saturday's NFL Draft.

Scott (6-6, 204) was one of the top punters in the nation last year and handled kickoff duties for the Crimson Tide in 2017. He's Alabama's all-time record holder for career punting yards with 11,074 and attempts at 243.

Scott also holds the Alabama record for career punting average at 45.6 yards per punt. He had only five punts returned as a senior for 36 yards with two of the five returns going for no gain, dropping 27 of his 54 boots inside the 20-yard line, with only four touchbacks.

He also dabbled a little on field goals, converting a 48-yard field goal on one attempt.

Scott, who'll compete with the returning Justin Vogel, was the second punter to be selected in this year's draft, joining Texas' Michael Dickson, who was taken earlier in the fifth round by Seattle.

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