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Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship approaching rookie NFL history

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 27: Rodrigo Blankenship #3 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks an extra point during the second quarter of the game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is approaching rarefied air for a rookie in 2020.

We thought, entering training camp, that Rodrigo Blankenship would be an interesting UDFA acquisition. While he wouldn’t seamlessly replace famed Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, he’d at least be an intriguing placeholder with the potential to grow into the role.