1. NFL Draft History of Kohl's Kicking Athletes

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Posted April 27, 2022 | Bret

Each year at the NFL Draft, many specialists hope to hear their name called on draft day. While the chances of hearing any specialist's name called during an NFL Draft is slim, Kohl's athletes have made up 33 of the last 44 specialists selected in the NFL Draft. Last season, 75 Kohl's athletes suited up for the NFL Preseason, and an astounding 69 went on to start in NFL regular season games.

75% of the NFL drafted specialists over the past 10 years have been Kohl's Kicking attendees, with the majority training with the Kohl's staff in prep for the NFL Combine and tryouts. This stat is the single biggest indicator of the credibility that has been built over the past 20+ years of running a premier camp.

Here's a look at the history of Kohl's attendees who have heard their name called on their respective draft days, as well as how involved they've been with the Kohl's staff over the course of their careers.

* = denotes Kohl's College Elite Camp Athlete

Draft YearAthleteRoundDraft TeamKohl's Training SessionsCurrent Team
2022Cade York*4Browns15+Browns
2022Jordan Stout*4Ravens6-15Ravens
2022Jake Camarda*4Bucs6-15Bucs
2022Trenton Gill7Bears1Bears
2021Evan McPherson*5Bengals15+Bengals
2021Camaron Cheeseman*6Washington6-15Washington
2021Pressley Harvin III*7Steelers15+Steelers
2020Justin Rohrwasser5Patriots6-15Patriots
2020Braden Mann*6Jets15+Jets
2020Sterling Hofrichter*7Falcons6-15Falcons
2020Samuel Sloman*7Rams2-5Rams
2019Jake Bailey5Patriots2-6Patriots
2019Austin Seibert*5Browns15+Browns
2018Daniel Carlson*5Vikings15+Raiders
2018JK Scott5Packers2-5Packers
2018Johnny Townsend*7Raiders15+FA
2018Logan Cooke*7Jaguars2-5Jaguars
2018Hunter Bradley*7Packers15+Packers
2017Jake Elliott*5Bengals15+Eagles
2017Colin Holba*6Steelers2-6Giants
2017Zane Gonzalez*7Browns15+Cardinals
2017Harrison Butker*7Panthers15+Chiefs
2016Roberto Aguyao*2Bucs6-15FA
2016Drew Kaser*6Chargers6-15FA
2016Riley Dixon*7Broncos15+Giants
2015Joe Cardona*5Patriots1Patriots
2015Bradley Pinion*549ers15+Buccaneers
2014Pat O'Donnell6Bears2-5 (After Draft)Bears
2014Zach Hocker*7Redskins6-15FA
2014Nate Freese7Lions1FA
2013Jeff Locke5Vikings1FA
2013Caleb Sturgis*5Dolphins6-15FA
2013Dustin Hopkins*6Bills15+Redskins
2012Randy Bullock5Texans2-5Bengals
2012Brad Nortman6Panthers2-5FA
2012John Potter*7Bills6-15Retired
2009Thomas Morstead*5Saints15+Saints
2009Pat McAfee*7Colts6-15Retired

Draft Year

Athlete

Round

Draft Team

Kohl's Training Sessions

2021

Evan McPherson*

5

Bengals

15+

2021

Camaron Cheeseman*

6

Commanders

6-15

2021

Pressley Harvin III*

7

Steelers

6-15

2020

Justin Rohrwasser

5

Patriots

6-15

2020

Braden Mann*

6

Jets

15+

2020

Sterling Hofrichter*

7

Falcons

6-15

2020

Samuel Sloman*

7

Rams

2-5

2019

Jake Bailey

5

Patriots

2-6

2019

Austin Seibert*

5

Browns

15+

2018

Daniel Carlson*

5

Vikings

15+

2018

JK Scott

5

Packers

2-5

2018

Johnny Townsend*

5

Raiders

15+

2018

Logan Cooke*

7

Jaguars

2-5

2018

Hunter Bradley*

7

Packers

15+

2017

Jake Elliott*

5

Bengals

15+

2017

Colin Holba*

6

Steelers

2-6

2017

Zane Gonzalez*

7

Browns

15+

2017

Harrison Butker*

7

Panthers

15+

2016

Roberto Aguyao*

2

Bucs

6-15

2016

Drew Kaser*

6

Chargers

6-15

2016

Riley Dixon*

7

Broncos

15+

2015

Joe Cardona*

5

Patriots

1

2015

Bradley Pinion*

5

49ers

15+

2014

Pat O'Donnell

6

Bears

2-5 (After Draft)

2014

Zach Hocker*

7

Redskins

6-15

2014

Nate Freese

7

Lions

1

2013

Jeff Locke

5

Vikings

1

2013

Caleb Sturgis*

5

Dolphins

6-15

2013

Dustin Hopkins*

6

Bills

15+

2012

Randy Bullock

5

Texans

2-5

2012

Brad Nortman

6

Panthers

2-5

2012

John Potter*

7

Bills

6-15

2009

Thomas Morstead*

5

Saints

15+

2009

Pat McAfee*

7

Colts

6-15

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