2022 NFL draft: Bills select P Matt Araiza in sixth round

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The Buffalo Bills have now officially covered all three phases of football at the 2022 NFL draft.

With the 180th overall selection in the sixth round, the Bills picked San Diego State punter Matt Araiza.

While Araiza was the fourth punter off the board at the draft, some pre-draft analysis of him called Araiza the top punting prospect.

NFL.com was among those praising Araiza. Earlier this offseason, the outlet wrote: “Araiza possesses elite power and field-flipping ability that could make him the highest-drafted punter since Todd Sauerbrun went 56th overall in 1995.”

That did not happen, but that’s huge praise for the prospect.

Araiza is a lefty kicker that can also take field goals in a pinch.

Truthfully, Araiza is actually known much more for something off the field.

His nickname? “Punt God.”

Having 18 punts of 60-plus yards in 2021, with two of those over 80 yards, will earn you such nicknames.

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