There are few things in sport that are more exhilarating than 6th round rookie kicker battles. On Sunday, both St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings fans are in for a treat. Two of the most prolific 6th round rookie legs in the NFL will square off. Who’s got a leg up?
The Man: Blair Walsh - 6th round (175th overall) - University of Georgia. Much like Greg the Leg, Walsh immediately supplanted a veteran kicker (Ryan Longwell) as the team’s starter. Let’s see what kind of stats he’s putting up thus far:
He’s got 99 problems, but points aren’t one. As a matter of fact, he leads the team in scoring, and is a mere 16 points away from snatching Randy Moss’s franchise record for points scored by a rookie. Five made FG’s of 50+ yards is impressive. However, 55 yards? Ha! That all you got, Blair?
"I don't really look at what he's doing. I just try to focus on what we're doing out here," Walsh says. Suit yourself! If the Vikings don’t want to game plan for legs equally as popular as Heidi Klum's, you’ll have to learn your lesson the hard way.