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NFL Draft Profile: Adam Griffith

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Kickers may not receive as much of the spotlight when compared to every other position in football, but anyone who knows the ins and outs of the sport understands the importance of the position.

Griffith is known for the “Kick Six”. If you don’t remember what happened, you can go to YouTube and check it out — Tide fans need to be sure to approach with caution, however. He hopes to earn a fresh start in the NFL, and be given a chance to leave a legacy with whatever team decides to take a chance on him.

Coming out of high school, Griffith was ranked the No. 1 kicker for the 2012 signing class. He ultimately chose to join the Crimson Tide following their national championship season.

After completing a wild five-year journey at Alabama, he now checks in as the second leading scorer in Alabama history with 357 points — only trailing Leigh Tiffin who scored 385 points.

Griffith earned All-SEC second team recognition following the 2016 season. Also, for some memorable highlights during his college career, he made a key 55-yard kick during a 30-16 win over LSU and scored 17 points in a game against the Auburn Tigers back in 2015. The NFL draft prospect steadily improved his conversion percentage over the course of his college career. He went from 63.2-percent in 2014 to 71.9-percent in 2015, and then finished his final season with a field goal percentage of 75-percent.

Three NFL teams that could potentially be in the market for a kicker are the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. For those of you that watch the NFL and keep up with the Vikings, kicker Blair Walsh opened up this past season converting only two of his first six field goals. From there on, he started missing extra points, and his season slowly spiraled out of control. As a result, he was later released by the Vikings for his poor performances.

If the Vikings are interested, Griffith would be a good fit for the organization. He is able to handle the pressure and always looks for ways to improve his kicking game — which is plus.

The NFL draft is coming up soon Alabama fans, so stay tuned.

Michael Cannady is an intern for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter at: @mike_can21


Adam Griffith (Alabama PK) 2016

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