The Blonde Bomber! Yep, I gave him a nickname. I do not care if you like it either. I was a former specialist myself, and I love the punting skills of Brady Schutt from South Dakota. I love his ability and his hair so much that I wanted to write a piece on a punter in the 2021 NFL Draft. Let’s find out why I gave him a nickname and why you need to know about this kid.
Brady Schutt was not always just a punter. He was a freaking quarterback in high school for MOC/Floyd Valley. He is an athlete too. The 6010 punter played soccer, basketball and football. As a senior he threw for 1,159 yards and ran for 290 yards. He is not afraid to get hit like most punters!
He would end up at South Dakota and as a freshman he would red-shirt his first year.
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In 2017 though, he came to shine. He was one of 33 freshman to earn playing time as a red-shirt freshman. He played in all 13 games, and was the teams punter the entire year. He finished the year with a 39.6 average. He punted the ball 62 times and pined 26 of his punts inside the 20. He also drew 24 fair catches as a freshman.
As a redshirt Sophomore, Brady continued to boom the ball. He ranked 12th nationally averaging 42.9 yards per punt and netted a 37.2 punt average. The wild thing is he had 10 punts over 50 yards and also banged a sixty yarder.
Last year, the Blonde Bomber nailed a 62 yarder and on 57 punts landed 17 inside the 20. He had 19 fifty plus yard punts, that is pretty solid, and finished the year with a 45.1 yards per punt average. That is insane and would have been better than 13 punters in the NFL last season. Hence the nickname, Blonde Bomber!
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
I do not get to talk about punters often, but I am a fan of Brady Schutt. The South Dakota punter has long hair and does not CARE about anything. The kid is a savage as a punter and has a monster leg. He has great hangtime, and to be honest he is not afraid to tackle or be tackled either. Schutt reminds me of former Notre Dame punter Tyler Newsome. Both have big legs and both have that long hair! – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner