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Matt Araiza NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile

Matt Araiza 2022 NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile.
Matt Araiza 2022 NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State's Matt Araiza is the best punter in the 2022 NFL Draft, and a special teams performer who can have an immediate impact for an NFL team. Araiza set the single-season FBS record in 2021 with a punt average of 51.19 yards.

Here's everything you need to know about the 21-year-old "Punt God" ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Matt Araiza Mock Draft 2022

WalterFootball's predictions are from the website's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.

WalterFootball: N/A
CBS Sports: Philadelphia Eagles (No. 154)
Sporting News: Cincinnati Bengals (No. 174)

Matt Araiza Draft Stock & Draft Projection

Round 5
- Philadelphia Eagles (No. 154) - 1
- Cincinnati Bengals (No. 174) - 1

Araiza can be quite a weapon for NFL teams adding a punter in the 2022 draft. He was also one of four players in the nation who handled all three kicking duties (punts, PATs/field goals and kickoffs), Araiza was 18-of-28 in field goals including three made 50-plus yarders.

Matt Araiza Stats

2021: San Diego State Aztecs
- 79 punts and led FBS with a 51.2 yard average. His net punt average was 44.1 yards, and Araiza had 18 punts of 60+ yards and two of 80+ yards.
2020: San Diego State Aztecs
- 5 punts with 49.8 average and 47.0 net.

Matt Araiza won the Ray Guy Award for the nation's best collegiate punter in 2021, and was a unanimous first-team All American.

Matt Araiza Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 200 lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.68 seconds

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