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Punter Drew Kaser is selected with the Chargers first 6th Round pick

Mike Scifres heir apparent has likely been selected in Drew Kaser out of Texas A&M.

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The Chargers decided to go with another potential instant starter with their first of two scheduled 6th round selections by choosing Punter Drew Kaser out of Texas A&M.  While a Punter this high may be a surprise to some, CBSSports' Dane Brugler actually listed Kaser as a 5th-6th round selection and the best punter in the draft. With an average of 46.2 yards per punt over his career, and 33% of his punts in 2015 being inside the 20-yard line it looks like he could supplant Scifres as the starter in year one.

Kaser is known for having a very strong leg, but is also known for outkicking his coverage too often. Broke Shane Lechler's single-season school record for yards per punt (47.5) as well as net career average (46.2). I wouldn't be surprised to see him immediately replace Scifres, allowing San Diego to save over $3.5 million against the cap for the 2016 season.

Read more about the Chargers' new punter here: