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Panthers 2017 NFL Draft Results: Panthers Select K Harrison Butker in 7th Round

The Panthers have selected a kicker to compete with Graham Gano

NCAA Football: Florida State at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Harrison Butker, K, Georgia Tech

6’4” 199 lbs

He wore #87 as a kicker.

Player Draft Profile

Butker is the all-time leading scorer from my alma mater Georgia Tech so I have some first hand experience watching Butker for four seasons. He has a huge leg, driving kick offs out of the end zone on a consistent basis. Maybe not quite as often as Gano but a lot.

Butker is a clutch kicker as well, nailing several game winners in his days. He can hit from distance as well.

How the Player Fits in Carolina

He will compete with starter Graham Gano and I think he has a legit shot at the job.

Highlight Video

This first he hits a 53 yard FG against our bitter rival Georgia to send the game into OT. We would go on to win the game.

Here’s another one. Coming out of HS Butker was the top kicker prospect in the country.

Panthers Top Needs

OT, RB, DE, WR, S, KR/PR

Poll

What grade do you give the Panthers selection of K Harrison Butker?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    A
    (306 votes)
  • 35%
    B
    (246 votes)
  • 12%
    C
    (88 votes)
  • 5%
    D
    (37 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (18 votes)
695 votes total Vote Now

So what are your thoughts?