9. Will JK Scott earn his role as the starting punter?
JK Scott was Alabama’s starting punter for all four years of his collegiate career which is pretty impressive in his own right. During that time, he averaged 43 yards per punt which is not bad.
Scott also has the ability to perform kickoffs which might give the aging Mason Crosby a chance to rest his leg a bit and save it only for field goal attempts.
However, most eyes will be on Scott’s punting ability. The Packers cut the underwhelming Justin Vogel shortly after drafting Scott in the fifth round. It’s been reported Vogel’s camp requested the release, but that doesn’t mean it should have been granted.
A punting competition between Vogel and Scott likely would’ve brought out the best in both players and given the Packers’ options at the position. Something they can no longer say. It’s boom or bust with Scott.