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The Vikings drafted a kicker in the 6th, Will Reichard, and early reports sound positive.

https://thevikingage.com/posts/minnesot ... impressive
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'Holy Hell': Vikings rookie already looking extremely impressive
By Adam Patrick | 6:00 AM CDT

Kicking is definitely a sore subject for Minnesota Vikings fans. It's a position group that has provided the Vikings fan base with plenty of memories, but about 90 percent of these memories are gut-wrenchingly terrible.

So, when Minnesota decided to use a sixth-round pick on former Alabama kicker Will Reichard in this year's NFL Draft, plenty of eyebrows unsurprisingly raised in reaction to the selection.

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During a recent episode of the "Purple Insider" podcast, Purple Insider's Matthew Coller and the Pioneer Press's Dane Mizutani couldn't stop raving about what they saw from Reichard out on the practice field earlier this week.

Coller began the discussion with the following comments.

"Holy hell. That's it. That's the analysis, and I mean that in a good way.

...Oh my gosh. He just kicks the heck outta the ball. He was kicking 55-yarders that were going at the top of the goalposts.

And then, even when they lined up everybody, he kicked it from the logo, which would be 60 yards, and there's a net behind it, so there's the two points you kind of look at to give you an idea of how well he kicked it. There's the goalpost, obviously, and then there's a net behind it.

His 60-yard kick cleared everything and still landed in the net that [was] like five, seven yards behind it."
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They could definitely use a rock solid kicker. Very important position.
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I can confirm that Reichard has been nothing, but sensational so far. We may finally have a K to rely on for the next 10 years.
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Have to see him in game conditions and under pressure but at least he's got the leg strength. If he's got the intangibles to go with that leg the Vikings are going to win a lot of those close games where a extra point and/or a field goal is the difference.
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Peg did boot that 61 yarder. It seems he's also a great camp kicker. He has more lives than a cat. Even Zim couldn't cut him. He iced him more than the conditions of the kick just by his stare and his willingness to try and win every game on a FG. I'll always remember his trade mark block right miss. That's a tension kick.