BBV 2012 Community Mock Draft: Vikings Select Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Offensive lineman Matt Kalil of USC looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The third pick in our 2012 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft can hardly be considered a surprise. Selecting for the Minnesota Vikings, 'Tito' has chosen USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil, commonly considered the best offensive tackle in the 2012 NFL Draft class.


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No. 3 Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil, OT, USC

"If you've never seen the movie The Blindside...go watch that movie. It will tell you all you need to know about why, when there's potentially two of the most electric offensive weapons in history available when this pick comes around, you draft Matt Kalil. Don't get me wrong, it's very clear the Minnesota Vikings have a lot of holes on their ever-worsening team, in a continually improving division. With Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler all tossing pigskins against them twice a year, having the 26th worst passing defense in the league could definitely use the most NFL ready corner in the draft. But in this years draft there's just a feeling of "sure things". You would be surely asinine to pass on Andrew Luck, in the same way you would surely be asinine to pass on someone who has been the most highly touted left tackle to come out since Jake Long. The Vikings will draft Matt Kalil, or someone will surely lose his job." -- Tito

'NYG 28' is now on the clock for the Cleveland Browns.

First Round

1. Indianapolis Colts -- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford [Pick explanation]
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams) -- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor [Pick Explanation]
3. Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns -- NYG 28
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Carmine5520
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) -- pataroons
7. Jacksonville Jaguars -- nysoldier
8. Miami Dolphins -- Rorschache44
9. Carolina Panthers -- JINTSGM
10. Buffalo Bills -- bigbluethruandthru
11 Kansas City Chiefs -- JasonPierrePwned
12. Seattle Seahawks -- TNYFBG
13. Arizona Cardinals -- ManningHam and Cheese
14. Dallas Cowboys -- Simms-McConkey
15. Philadelphia Eagles -- JimmyK
16. New York Jets -- Plaxico Burress
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland Raiders) -- GiantStep
18. San Diego Chargers -- Charles L
19. Chicago Bears -- Pat19
20. Tennessee Titans -- apingicer
21. Cincinnati Bengals -- GiantStep
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) -- NYG 28
23. Detroit Lions -- CCE718
24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- NYG_Slater
25. Denver Broncos -- daddyzander
26. Houston Texans -- #AHoustonGiant
27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints)
28. Green Bay Packers -- Flynner
29. Baltimore Ravens -- Larry Soprano
30. San Francisco 49ers -- RealLT
31. New England Patriots -- Ryan Valentine (first round only); Second Round -- nysoldier
32. New York Giants -- Ed Valentine

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