How Harrison Butker aced the NFL draft combine

November 26, 2016 Athens – Georgia Tech place kicker Harrison Butker (87) and other players celebrate their 28-27 win over Georgia with a piece of the Sanford Stadium hedges at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker had one principal challenge at the NFL combine last week in Indianapolis, and it wasn’t answering the question about whether he was more similar to a cat or a dog.

Butker aced drills administered to him and the three other kicking hopefuls, a performance that his agent said has spurred interest in him for the draft in late April. Last Thursday, Butker hit cannon shots on his kickoffs and made 14 of 15 field-goal attempts on kicks between 30 and 50 yards, doing so with a snapper and holder that he’d never worked with prior to the session.

“I think I definitely raised my draft stock,” Butker said.

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