This is the one position on this list that I’m 100% certain the Vikings will not be drafting in April. There is just no way in hell the Minnesota Vikings will draft a kicker after what happened last year with Daniel Carlson.
Their 5th round pick made the team despite a very shaky preseason. Then he absolutely melted down during the game against the Packers and was cut the next day. Of course, in typical Vikings fashion, he signed with the Raiders a few months later and went on to be one of the better kickers in the league over the final few months.
After dealing with that drama, there is zero chance Rick Spielman and company take a rookie kicker again. This is a team that will once again be in contention and will need a kicker they can rely on. They don’t have time to deal with the ups and downs of a rookie kicker.
There are a lot of kickers available in free agency, like Robbie Gould, Josh Lambo, Stephen Gostkowski, Sebastian “Sea Bass” Janikowski, and of course Mike “The NUGE” Nugent. Fully expect the Vikings to sign one of these guys to be their kicker in 2019, and bet the farm that they will not be drafting one.
Do you think any of these five positions will be selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2019 NFL Draft or should the team try to avoid all of them? Let us know your opinion in the comments section!
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