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ROTB Community Mock Draft, Pick 3: The Minnesota Vikings Select...

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.


1. Colts (psknapp), Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Redskins (psknapp), Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

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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