The NFL regular season is almost here and with that many of us are calling up buddies trying to scrounge up a fantasy football league or searching for an online site to join. This year the consensus No. 1 pick is Chris Johnson followed by Adrian Peterson.
After the first two picks there are a number of different players that could warrant the third spot. Ray Rice, Frank Gore, Maurice Jones-Drew or possibly even a quarterback or wide receiver if you're gutsy. One thing for certain is that you won't be drafting a kicker in the first round or any of the rounds following that until the end of the draft is near.
Every year there is a person in your draft that jumps too early on a top rated kicker, which is greeted by laughter or a panic in which everyone grabs a kicker within the same round or the next couple. With the performance of kickers being so random it's wise to wait until the final round or two before selecting one.
If you value the kicker position more than others here are the guys that you should be looking at.