Getting To Know Our Rookies: Blake Ferguson 


2020 NFL Draft: Dolphins add long snapper Blake Ferguson in sixth ...

Round 6· Pick 185 Blake Ferguson LS LSU (6′ 3″, 229 pounds)

Miami Dolphins
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Buford (Buford, Georgia)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 6 / Pick: 185
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick

NFL Draft Profile

Blake and his brother Reid have held down the starting deep snapper job for the Tigers for the past eight seasons. Reid was a four-year snapper before moving on to the Buffalo Bills after the 2015 season. Blake redshirted that year (after being named top high school snapper in the country as a junior and senior at Buford High School in Georgia) and has been a reliable special teams ace ever since. He was a team captain in 2018 and 2019. Ferguson is a Type I diabetic and has worked with various charities to raise awareness for the condition.

Overview

One of the top long-snappers in the country, Ferguson has a great shot at following his brother into the pros. His snap accuracy on punts was a little down from 2018, but it’s not something that will kill his chances. He’s the likely leader in the clubhouse as the long-snapper most likely to be drafted (and make a team long-term) this season.

Strengths
  • Four-year long snapper and team captain
  • Exceptional character for locker room or community events
  • Older brother snaps for the Buffalo Bills
  • Able to hit perfect laces at a frequent clip
  • Rockets it to holder or punter without much hitch
  • Repeatable placement for field goal snaps
Weaknesses
  • May need to add a little more mass
  • Doesn’t play any other position
  • Snap speed is considered just average
  • Some issues with low snaps on punts in 2019

 

 

TDS Take:

This was a strange pick especially using a 6th round pick for a long snapper, obviously Miami wanted him and will make a move on the current long snapper. Not to much to say about a long snapper than…

Welcome To Miami Blake Ferguson!

 

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