Posted April 28, 2021 | Bret
While the chances of hearing any specialist's name called during an NFL Draft is slim, Kohl's athletes have made up 26 of the last 35 specialists selected in the NFL Draft. Last season, a record 63 Kohl's athletes started in the 2020 NFL regular season. In 2019, 66 Kohl's athletes suited up for the NFL Preseason, and and 45 went on to start in NFL regular season games.
26 of the last 35 NFL drafted specialists over the past 8 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 Year||Athlete||Round||Draft Team||Kohl's Training Sessions||Current Team|
|2014||Pat O'Donnell||6||Bears||2-5 (After Draft)||Bears|
VIEW: Kohl's 2020 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2019 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2018 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2017 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2016 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings