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Army West Point punter Alex Tardieu getting set for NFL Pro-Day

Army Black Knights' senior punter, Alex Tardieu
Army Black Knights' senior punter, Alex Tardieu

According to our sources, Army West Point senior punter Alex Tardieu is scheduled to attend a Pro-day [private] at Towson University and this came as a result of being invited by an NFL team.

The 6-foot-4, 218 pounder will be at the Towson University pro-day to do combine and punting drills on March 29th in front of several NFL scouts.

Technically, he will go to Towson as a guest and be reviewed by all 32 teams there.

Tardieu’s agent Scott Bergman confirmed that he been asking for weeks to get the strong leg punter a pro-day location of a D1 school. According to Bergman, he even reached out to academy rival Navy, who declined to allow the Army punter to participate in their pro-day and Towson would only allow it if an NFL team actually invited Tardieu ... which did occur.

According to other sources, there is one team [nameless] that appears to be showing genuine interest in the punter and who actually visited Army during the 2015 football season.

Unfortunately, Army didn't have enough seniors they felt wouldn't be worth putting on a pro-day

In order for Tardieu to move forward in the process, which is always competitive ... he will need to have an excellent pro-day, which will then allow him to have private reviews, where NFL teams will contact his agent for a private “pro-day” review.

In other words, a focused one-on-one review.

If the Grants Pass (OR) native is offered a contract at draft time, then the question remains, will Army allow him into the NFL and defer or allow joint service.

During the 2015 football campaign, Tardieu averaged 40.24 per punt, with a long of 56 yards. Along with his strong hang-time, was also his ability to effectively place his punts, where last season he registered 20 inside the 20 yard line.

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