Position: LS | Year: Class of 2020 | Height: 5116v | Weight: 235v | Forty: 5.03v | Hand: 0878v | Arm: 2948v | Bench: 26v | Vertical: 28.5”v | Broad: 8-9v | Shuttle: 4.52v | L-Drill: 7.96v
Overview: Drake Sutton is a consistent and accurate long snapper who can step in and help a team at the next level immediately. His snaps show great placement as well as velocity at a near precise level. A nationally recognized long snapper who has won numerous All-MAC accolades as well as being a Patrick Mannley award candidate. Sutton is not only a consistently great long snapper he also has the athleticism necessary to get down the field and make a tackle. Sutton excelled at the Husted College Camp run by nine-year NFL veteran Michael Husted who has become one of the most respected special teams trainers in all of football. He can snap for both punt and field goals and well within the timing requirements for an effective NFL special teams unit.
Background: 2019: Earned Third Team All-MAC Preseason All-MAC honors from Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Played in all 13 games for the Eagles as the primary long snapper. 2018: Was EMU’s primary long snapper in all 13 games during the 2018 campaign and has played in 25 games in his career. Eastern’s special teams ranked second in the nation in punts downed inside the five-yard line, fourth in punts downed inside the 10, and 23rd in punts downed inside the 20. Additionally, Eastern ranked 18th in the FBS in kick coverage. 2017: Saw action in 11 games during the season as the primary long snapper. 2016: Played in one game this season. 2015: One of the 2015 recruits who sat out the season as a redshirt with freshman eligibility in 2016.
High School: Prepped at Menomonee Falls High School in Menomonee Falls, Wis. where he was a two-year varsity football player. Ranked as the 14th-best long snapper in the nation for the class of 2015 by Kohl’s Long Snapping. Invited to the Kohl’s National Underclassman Challenge in Tampa, Fla. in 2014. Four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Full name Drake James Sutton; son of Jeffrey and Kristine Sutton, has one brother, Luke. Father was a long snapper and center at Winona State University. Exercise science major.