This pick is courtesy blank_38.
The Minnesota Vikings will select Matt Kalil, OT, USC.
The man is a physical specimen. At 6'7"/295, he is a dream come true for the Vikings. They shore up their line and make life easier for their QB of the future, Christian Ponder. He is an excellent run blocker, he plays hard and has a nasty attitude which he brings every game. He has great lateral movement skills and should be a good-great pass blocker. The only knocks on him are he doesn't have elite athleticism and will need to game some muscle between now and first NFL start.
Now for commentary...
Again, we are noticing a trend with this year's draft. There is a lot of great talent that fits the teams that are picking at the top of the draft. How could you go wrong with Matt Kalil? By all indications, he is much more Joe Thomas than Leonard Davis or Levi Brown. The Vikings need a guy to protect Christian Ponder and to blow open holes for Adrian Peterson.
Could the Vikings go with a playmaking receiver in Justin Blackmon? Sure. It could open up the offense more, but left tackle still is one of the most important positions on the field for a football team.
What do you think?
Also, we urgently need someone to pick for the Rams...they are coming up soon. We still have a few vacancies.
3. Vikings (blank_38), Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Browns (pick due Thursday noon AZT) Cardsdefense
5. Bucs (pick due Thursday 10PM AZT) b0rd3rline
6. Rams (pick due Friday noon AZT)
7. Jags (due Friday 10PM AZT) J Steezy
8. Dolphins (due Saturday 10PM AZT) alaskancard
9. Panthers (due Sunday 10PM AZT) hevchv
10. Bills (due Monday, April 2 10PM AZT) ALL THE REST OF PICKS DUE BY 10 PM AZT skid83
11. Chiefs (Tues April 3) StuckinColorado
12. Seahawks (Wed April 4) LAcardsfan
13. Cardinals (Thurs April 5) GreaZzy
14. Cowboys (Friday April 6)
15. Eagles (Sat April 7) kj197728
16. Jets (Sun April 8) DrullinOverDaCards
17. Bengals (Mon April 9) CincyFan93
18. Chargers (Tues April 10)
19. Bears (Wed April 11) kdean75
20. Titans (Thurs April 12)
21. Bengals (Fri April 13) CincyFan93
22. Browns (Sat April 14)
23. Lions (Sun April 15)
24. Steelers (Mon April 16) Steamin Beamin
25. Broncos (Tues April 17) lacardsfan
26. Texans (Wed April 18) b0rd3rline
27. Patriots (Thurs April 19) psknapp
28. Packers (Fri April 20) GreaZzy
29. Ravens (Sat April 21)
30. 49ers (Sun April 22)
31. Patriots (Mon April 23) psknapp
32. Giants (Tues April 24) skid83
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