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Round 4, Pick 8: 49ers select Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky

Apr 27, 2019 at 9:29 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers selected Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky with the eighth pick (No. 110 overall) in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He had a private workout with 49ers coaches during the pre-draft evaluation process.

Wishnowsky averaged 45.7 yards per punt in three seasons with the Utes.

The 49ers allowed their former punter, Bradley Pinion, to hit free agency in March and he signed a four-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The only other punter on the roster is Justin Vogel, who the 49ers signed to a one-year deal on March 19.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-2 and 218-pound Wishnowsky had a 40-time of 4.63 seconds, a vertical jump of 32.5 inches, and a broad jump of 117 inches. Other measurables for Wishnowsky include an arm length of 31 1/4 inches and hands that measure 9 1/4 inches.

NFL.com projected Wishnowsky to be a fifth-round draft pick.


Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote the following about Wishnowsky within his scouting report:

"Wishnowsky's punting style is more about control than power and once he gets into the league and eliminates the Aussie punts, we will see his hang time take a big step up. While teams might like to see a little more leg from him when it is time to flip the field, his consistency and ability to work with control as a pooch punter will be more meaningful."

Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst wrote the following about Wishnowsky within his scouting report:

"Wishnowsky has shown flashes of ability since he came over from Australia and offers great upside. He must get the ball off his foot quicker but has the size, athleticism and leg strength to play in the NFL."

Measurables


Height: 6-2
Weight: 218 lbs.
Arm length: 31 1/4 inches
Hand length: 9 1/4 inches

NFL Scouting Combine


40-time: 4.63 seconds
Vertical: 32.5 inches
Broad jump: 117 inches

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