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    NFL draft: Return skill now an asset that can't be overlooked

    [size=13pt]NFL draft: Return skill now an asset that can't be overlooked[/size]

    Many prospects see the return game as a ticket to the NFL. And, thanks to Devin Hester, these athletes are getting longer looks.

    By Mark Craig, Star Tribune

    "There are a lot of good returners in this draft," said Rick Spielman, Vikings vice president of player personnel. "The one thing we did, and the scouts did very well, was they had to [evaluate] all the special teams on all of these players in the draft. The returns, the punt team, kickoff team. We did a very thorough job on guys because those rookies, to me, it's very important [that they can play] special teams. ... That was a big emphasis for us this year."

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    Re: NFL draft: Return skill now an asset that can't be overlooked

    [size=13pt]Bears' dynamo shows scouts a 'what-if'[/size]

    A year after Devin Hester showed the Chicago Bears it was worth taking a flyer on a return man, the rest of the NFL is looking out for return skills and hoping a similar bolt of lightning strikes their franchise.

    By Mark Craig, Star Tribune

    "You certainly are identifying with guys who have return ability and who have special teams ability," Vikings coach Brad Childress said. "That's a big thing. Not only being multi-positional, position flexibility but to have those special skills. [Hester] is a guy who is a lights-out special teams performer. It's fashionable obviously with a guy that scores seven touchdowns."

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