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The free year implemented for the 2020 season has opened the door for current seniors across the country to return for the 2021 season. However, many are declining to do so with Justus Reed publicly doing so earlier this week and Oscar Bradburn following in his footsteps earlier today.
Bradburn has had a solid senior season with an average of 43 yards per punt, the second best in his career, to go with 17 of 37 punts being fair caught and 12 punts being downed inside the 20.
Bradburn has been considered one of the top specialist for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft and should still likely be among the top punters. However, his season to date may not be enough to help him get drafted though he should get an NFL chance whether he's drafted or not.
Freshman Peter Moore, one of the highest rated punters in his class, is the likely frontrunner to take over punting next season. However, the Hokies have landed a few specialists in the past via the transfer market including Rice kicker Zach Hoban and Virginia long snapper Enzo Anthony last offseason so the transfer portal could also be where Tech's next punter comes from.