Rookie Kicker Carlson Eager to Prove Himself

May 06, 2018 02:11 PM

Kickers who stand 6-foot 5-inches tall with a big leg are rare in the NFL, that's why the Minnesota Vikings moved up in the draft to select Daniel Carlson of Auburn in the fifth round.

Carlson realizes it's a tricky situation with veteran kicker Kai Forbath already on the roster, but the Vikings want some competition during the summer.

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Admittedly, Carlson needs to work on his consistency inside of 50-yards, but he doesn't shy away from the pressure of big kicks.

"As a kicker, that's what makes it special," Carlson said during the Vikings rookie camp in Eagan. "Not everybody wants to be the one who handles those high pressure situations, but as a kicker, you have to perform at your best in those moments."

Carlson connected on 92 of his 114 field goal attempts at Auburn with a career-high of 56-yards.

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