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The adjustments the Vikings made with Blair Walsh started before they ever drafted him and their advice has paid off. Walsh is at or near the top of the league in multiple kicking categories.

The list of accomplishments for rookie kicker Blair Walsh is long, but the process of getting him to the point of leading the league started before he was ever drafted by the Vikings. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer didn't wait until the Vikings selected Walsh in the sixth round to start correcting his timing. Priefer began that process during a predraft visit to see the kicker out of the...

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