Some in the media think Rick Spielman should undergo a brain scan should he pass on USC left tackle Matt Kalil in April. Others think writers that aren’t qualified to have such opinions should keep quiet.
The Vikings seem hell bent on making sure other teams don’t know exactly who they plan on selecting third overall, while also keeping their options open in terms of trading back.
With so many options available, it makes sense that the Vikings do their due diligence with as many prospects as they possibly can.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Vikings are reportedly hosting Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin to a pre-Draft visit.
Martin (6’ 5” – 312 pounds) was part of a star-studded Stanford team and he was tasked with protecting Andrew Luck’s blind side. He is known as an athletic left tackle, plenty capable of blocking for the passer and a dominant run blocker.
He joins Luck, tight end Coby Fleener, and guard David DeCastro as a Stanford product seemingly destined to be selected in the first round next month.