Jake Camarda

Jake Camarda

Measurements
  • Height
    6006
  • Hand
    9 5/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    191lbs
  • Arm
    30 3/8
  • Speed
    4.56
P Combine Averages
  • Height
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  • Hand
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  • VJ
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  • Weight
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  • Arm
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Jake Camarda
  • Overall Rank
    234
  • Position Rank
    3
  • Position
    P
  • Team
    GEORGIA

Stats

Year Kickoffs Avg KO Ret Punts Punt Avg P TBs Avg Hangtime
2018 - - 44 42.8 8 4.17
2019 - - 61 46.8 9 4.24
2020 42 10.5 37 46.7 6 4.25
2021 102 15.2 49 46.7 6 4.12

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate size and length. Lean and high cut frame. No reported injury history.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate mental toughness and instincts, displays a willingness to make a tackle if needed. Showcases adequate motor in pursuit when his punts are returned.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate all around athlete with above the line flexibility and elite long speed for the position. Has only had to make one tackle in his college career on a blocked FG and was not scared of contact.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    9
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Receives the ball and gets the kick off very quickly with two steps taking up four yards. Consistent and repeatable drop. Foot comes up vertically through the ball with power for consistent ball striking. Follow through is smooth and repeatable. Has a high and arcing ball flight which results in good hang time that allows the coverage unit to get downfield to prevent returns. Flashes outstanding power, but is prone to mishits that result in shanks with average or below average distance and prevent field flipping. Good spiral throughout the flight path. Can utilize the entire field from sideline to sideline, but favors the area between the left hash and the sideline. Very effective on directional punts and landing the ball short of the goal line, but he needs to improve his ability to get balls to check up short of the goal line rather than roll into the endzone. Has an easy kickoff approach with a good follow through. Outstanding power and hang time on kickoffs that regularly go through the back of the endzone for touchbacks. Demonstrates the ability to execute mortar kicks to limit returns. Never had to perform an onside kick at the college level, and was not asked to squib kick.

  • Power
    6
  • Hang Time
    6
  • Follow Through
    7
  • Directional Kicks
    7
  • Operation Time
    7
  • Drop
    6
  • Ball Flight
    7
  • Kickoffs
    8
Grade 6.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Camarda won the starting job in preseason camp of his freshman year and never looked back. Appeared in all 53 possible games during his four seasons at Georgia. Handled punting and holding responsibilities in 2018 and 2019, and took over kickoff duties starting in 2020 after the departure of Rodrigo Blankenship. Is a two-time First Team All-SEC selection, Third Team All-American, and one of three 2020 Ray Guy Award finalist. Georgia's career leader in punting average with 45.78 yards, replacing 2009 Ray Guy Award winner Drew Butler atop the list. Was never needed or asked to handle place kicking duties at Georgia, but was a top rated place kicking recruit out of high school and could potentially do so in an emergency situation. Projects as a middle of the road starting level punter and kickoff specialist early on, and will need to improve his ability to eliminate roll and prevent touchbacks to pin opponents deep.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • iconWorst Game
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
Best Trait
Touch to Kick Time
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