The Ravens view Stout as a punter with particular expertise and he instantly caught the consideration of Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome at the Senior Bowl.
“Every kicker is different, everyone has different technique, but what you look for is that explosiveness in their body and on contact, and he has that when he’s punting the ball – you can hear it and feel it and see it,” Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz mentioned.
“We were at the Senior Bowl, and I was sitting there with Ozzie before practice one day, and he was like, ‘He might be the best player on the field.’ He’s just banging balls, and it just jumps off his foot.”
Stout mentioned he knew the Ravens have been earlier than the draft, and he is aware of that holding shall be a key a part of his position. Koch was a terrific holder for Justin Tucker, the most correct discipline objective kicker in NFL historical past.
Koch mentioned he is already begun working with Stout on his punting and holding method.
“As a player, trying to be a leader in any way that I can to help out our teammates was something I really enjoyed,” Koch mentioned.
“It is kind of a natural progression to be able to start that, because I really enjoy helping out the younger generation improve in sports and to become the better player that they want to be.”