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With pick #175, MINN selects - Blair Walsh [K] UGA
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: With pick #175, MINN selects - Blair Walsh [K] UGA Reply with quote


Blair Walsh [K] Georgia
5'9
187 lbs
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope he was top of our board.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im guessing we are gonna use him on kickoffs.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blair was clutch in 2010 but had a very rough 2011. It got to the point that Mark Richt was using two kickers.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANALYSIS
Walsh is a three-year starter with an active and strong leg. He consistently puts the ball in the end zone on kickoffs and has been reliable enough that a team with a need may select him to keep him off the free-agent market.

STRENGTHS Walsh is a confident kicker who will let it rip from beyond 60 yards. He is most reliable in mid-range kicks. He is a good athlete who is capable of making a tackle as a last resort.

WEAKNESSES Walsh has been inaccurate at times when he tries to drive the ball too hard.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profiles/blair-walsh?id=2533011


it should also be added he's not form Notre Dame.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Longwell is on his last leg, long in the tooth, or which ever pun you want to use.

We needed to find a kicker.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we keep 2 kickers this season...

I like the pick don't get me wrong, but we have so many holes. We simply can't afford to waste a roster space on a guy who will simply just kickoff.

Seeing how he might need to better his accuracy as a kicker, can we call this one the Blair Walsh Project? Laughing
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SteelKing728 wrote:
We simply can't afford to waste a roster space on a guy who will simply just kickoff.

why would that be a waste?

a waste would be drafting a guy who never sees the field. when you think about it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he has a strong kicking leg, i guess solid pick. if not, not good at all.

id rather have had a LB here, honestly, this is the only pick i hate so far.

if this guy can boot it though, maybe i will come around.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can bet Longwell is gone.
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vikingsrule wrote:
If he has a strong kicking leg, i guess solid pick. if not, not good at all.



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STRENGTHS Walsh is a confident kicker who will let it rip from beyond 60 yards. He is most reliable in mid-range kicks. He is a good athlete who is capable of making a tackle as a last resort.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO1DfIH_oqA
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Longwell future replacement, I'm fine with it.
Let him do all kickoffs this coming season.
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Freakout wrote:
You can bet Longwell is gone.

not necessarily. he has survived every challenger we bring in to camp so far.




but Longwell's contract does call for a $3mil 2012 season. what does a 6th round rookie make?

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He got dumped by his girlfriend prior to the 2011 season and lost in mentally.

http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2011/11/10/walsh-getting-plenty-of-kicking-advice-amid-worst-slump-of-career/?cp=2
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