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    Vikings draft preview Part I A look at specialists

    What they need: New special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who spent the past two seasons in the same role with the Denver Broncos, is going to have a say in these matters but there is little question that the most pressing issue when the lockout ends will be resolving who handles the kicking duties.
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    The top two rated kickers by Pro Football Weekly are UCLA’s Kai Forbath, who won the Groza Award in 2009 but missed five of 18 field-goal attempts in 2010, and Nebraska’s Alex Henery, who made 18 of 19 field goals last season and also can punt. Both would be late-round picks.
    Alex Henery is the real deal. Big leg on kicks and punts coupled with accuracy.
    Whoever gets him will have a formidable weapon that can both kick and punt. A real rarity.
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    Re: Vikings draft preview Part I A look at specialists

    Quote Originally Posted by "jargomcfargo" #1093934
    The top two rated kickers by Pro Football Weekly are UCLA’s Kai Forbath, who won the Groza Award in 2009 but missed five of 18 field-goal attempts in 2010, and Nebraska’s Alex Henery, who made 18 of 19 field goals last season and also can punt. Both would be late-round picks.
    Alex Henery is the real deal. Big leg on kicks and punts coupled with accuracy.
    Whoever gets him will have a formidable weapon that can both kick and punt. A real rarity.
    I wonder what will happen with Shortwell. Will teams now think of him as a viable kicker again after the rule change?

    If so, will his services be in higher demand to the point he might not be signable by a team such as the Vikes that already have a butt load of players that need to be resigned.

    If I was to rank were Shortwell falls in the priority of effort, I would have him about 11th......

    1. Greenway
    2. Rice
    3. AD - A year early
    4. Hussain
    5. Edwards
    6. Shanc - A year early
    7. EJ - A year early
    8. Cook
    9. Erin or Leber
    10. Tyrell Johnson
    11. Shortwell
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