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    Helmut Jeff Locke

    The Vikings drafted Jeff Locke in the fifth round. A punter and a kick-off specialist out of UCLA.

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    Locke's career punting average of 44.23 ranks No. 2 in UCLA history. Last year, he led Pac-12 kickers with 34 punts inside the 20-yard line, and 21 of them were inside the opponent's 10-yard line. Locke also made 68 touchbacks on his 89 kickoffs which also led the league in that category. Looks like this kid has a very good leg. He's also been very consistent every season.

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    And he runs a 4.82!

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    Why are we drafting punters in the 5th round after not having a 2 or 3rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30whales View Post
    and he runs a 4.82!
    dealbreaker! ^^

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    And the Kluwe era in Minny is about to come to an end. Sucks because I like Kluwe. On and off the field!
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    I think it's awesome we pick up a punter who could easily turn out to be the best in the NFL, he has an awesome college track record and should only get better. So many here talked down our FG Kicker, Walsh, but who's laughing now!
    Need we all remember, Kickers are a very big part of the game today and always have been. Kickoffs that can't be returned, and Punts that pin your enemy deep, or move them way back at least, WINS GAMES ALSO!!!!!! I think it's a solid pick


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    one thing i noticed is that he has high quality KO's as well.. as much as i like Kluwe.. if something happens to (knock on wood) Walsh.. this kid can do both P and KO.. good pick up.. i was upset when i saw it. but then saw 2 teams pick P and K a few pics after us.. maybe he wouldn't have been there later.

    the FO had a full day n half to decide on this. i'm sure they know a few things we don't.

    glad they are sticking to t heir board.. and i'll wait to lay judgement against pics until we see what kinda boom this kids leg has.

    one question.. isn't kluwe under contract for another year?

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    Also note: This free's up Walsh to do what he does best and only that, FIELD GOALS!!!! Sure he is a solid and proven kick-off kicker, but I think Locke will be even more consistent with KO's and that takes away the chance of losing Walsh to a freak injury during a kick off.... Locke will come with lots of Value and proven value for his position, not a gamble on a 5th round position who more than likely would at best make the practice squad, or sit on the bench all year.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by digital420 View Post
    one thing i noticed is that he has high quality KO's as well.. as much as i like Kluwe.. if something happens to (knock on wood) Walsh.. this kid can do both P and KO.. good pick up.. i was upset when i saw it. but then saw 2 teams pick P and K a few pics after us.. maybe he wouldn't have been there later.

    the FO had a full day n half to decide on this. i'm sure they know a few things we don't.

    glad they are sticking to t heir board.. and i'll wait to lay judgement against pics until we see what kinda boom this kids leg has.

    one question.. isn't kluwe under contract for another year?

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    I"m not sure exactly what Kluwe has left on his contract, but I'm sure he will be used as trade bait and not just released. Someone will be willing to give up something for him. Yes, I really like Kluwe myself, if anything, I wish he was consistent all the time. Most the time he is everything you need in a punter, but then he just disappears some games. Trust me, if he does end up leaving, I will wish him the best, I believe he always tried to give us his best, and at times he really shined...


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    Chris Kluwe “looking forward” to Vikings’ punter competition

    Chris Kluwe “looking forward” to Vikings’ punter competition | ProFootballTalk

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