We’ve been saying it a while here at Vikings Territory: The Minnesota Vikings will select offensive tackle, Matt Kalil. Well, that’s exactly what they did. With the third pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Matt Kalil, USC. And, to sweeten the deal, the Vikings were also able to scare the Browns enough to swap picks with us and amass some later picks in the draft.

If Kalil turns out as projected by almost everyone, the Vikings left tackle position will be solidified for many years to come.

We have to give Rick Spielman and the Vikings staff some credit here for orchestrating an outstanding first round thus far.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The new CBA is the instigator behind all of these round 1 trades. Other than obvious picks (Andrew Luck et.al.), G.M.s are now more willing to trade based upon team needs vs best player (or contract) available.

  2. Damn I’m gonna have to take back some of the things I said about Ricky so I’ll eat my crow and say helluva good first round Ricky. I really thought he’d get cute and screw it up but I give him an A. He addressed the two biggest needs with instant starters and has alot of picks left. Anyone have some bbq sauce to make this crow taste better?

  3. Minnesota was among one of the four teams predicted as “winners” of the first round according to Mayock
    The move down was brilliant, and he really liked the safety to play in our scheme

  4. yea loved the first round…im kinda with you guys about eating crow…but im still not totally convinced but loved the first round

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