Sixth round, No. 200 overall: Jack Fox, P, Rice
Drafting a punter is something many teams avoid but the Chargers have done it in recent years and they do so again with this pick because well, they don’t have a punter on the roster.
After releasing Drew Kaser last season mainly because their placekicker couldn’t make field goals, they brought in an aging player in Donnie Jones who was actually retired at the time. Jones was not re-signed this offseason but that only raises the question of “why was he brought in at all”? even louder.
Selecting a punter here gives the Chargers the chance to grab the guy they want rather than picking from what is left in the scrap heap. There may not be a drafted up until this point and Jack Fox of Rice is probably the best punter in this class.
The Owls used Fox as a punter and kicker in college and though his calling is definitely at punter, he is capable of making field goals as he was 7-for-15 on field-goal attempts and never missed any of his 38 extra point kicks.
As a punter, he averaged 43.4 yards per punt with a career long of 62 yards. He also handled kickoff duties and could potentially do that for the team instead of Mike Badgley.