3 kickers the Vikings should try to trade for in 2021

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Jason Sanders (Miami Dolphins)

Jason Sanders is the type of kicker Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was hoping to get when he drafted Blair Walsh and Daniel Carlson.

Selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Dolphins, Sanders has been one of the most accurate kickers this season. He’s currently sitting with a 93.8 field goal percentage (30-for-32), which includes him converting all eight of his field-goal attempts from a distance of at least 50 yards.

The most enticing thing about Sanders, especially for Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer, is that he rarely misses extra points. So far this year, the Miami kicker has made all of his 30 extra-point tries and he’s only missed two (out of 96) in his entire career.

Sanders did only make 76.7 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2019, so that is a bit concerning. But he’s clearly gotten himself back on track this year and he will likely be rewarded financially for it during the upcoming offseason.