I must be nuts to even worry about this but I need to complete my first official draft kit, so just push through Junkie! Get it done and out of the way. For advice, I’ll say this, pick a kicker on an offense that is good. Holy cow that is some good advice! Or an even better tip, look at your pts for kicks, if your league offers bonus pts for longer kicks, go draft Janikowski! I’m spent.
1. PHI Alex Henery (Super Sleeper)
Sure he’s a rookie but David Akers finished 2nd in scoring each of his last three seasons. Akers is good but it was the offense that gave him those shots. Look for Henery to be huge his rookie season… unless he turns into David Buehler.
2. HOU Neil Rackers
On a high powered offense that’s not quite up to par with the Patriots or Packers means a few more attempts for field goals. Rackers has been one of the best since joining the NFL, another solid season coming for him.
3. NE Stephen Gostkowski
4. SD Nate Kaeding
Looking at last years numbers, you might call it a down season but he did miss 3 games in the middle and the groin injury might have plagued him for the remainder of 2010. He’s healthy in 2011 and is still attached to one of the best offenses in the game.
5. OAK Sebastian Janikowski
What can I say, he loves the long-ball! Don’t expect him to duplicate 2010, where he finished 1st overall but he should be in the top 10.
6. TEN Rob Bironas
Tennessee was a hot mess on offense last year, assuming CJ2K doesn’t hold out into the year and Hasselbeck stays on the field, Bironas should have more opportunities in 2011.
7. STL Josh Brown
Tops in the league last year in made field goals look for more of the same now that Josh McDaniels is in charge, the offense will be firing on all cylinders.
8. IND Adam Vinatieri
Slight concern for him staying healthy all year, but he did in 2010 and it showed as he finished 3rd overall in K points.
9. ATL Matt Bryant
10. BAL Billy Cundiff
11. NO Garrett Hartley
Gotta love a dome kicker.
12. DET Jason Hanson
One of my all-time favorite players. GO JASON HANSON!!! I swear, one day to buy a Hanson jersey.
13. MIA Dan Carpenter
14. DAL David Buehler
Speaking of David Buehler…
15. ARI Jay Feely
16. NYJ Nick Folk