NFL Mock Draft 2012: Minnesota Vikings And Matt Kalil The Perfect Match

The Minnesota Vikings need a left tackle to protect their blind side for their quarterback. Right now their pass protection is perhaps the weakest part of their team, ranked dead last in adjusted sack rate last season. Minnesota needs someone to protect Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, or whoever is the man starting under center this September.

Guess who will be available with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III likely to be the first two picks? Left tackle Matt Kalil of the USC Trojans is right there to be selected to the team that wants him at the third spot, currently held by the Vikings.

The latest 2012 NFL Mock draft by SB Nation was released, and Ryan Van Bibber has this report.

Smoke alert! Smoke alert! The Vikings have made public intimations about Morris Claiborne and Justin Blackmon. Passing on a left tackle of this caliber would be foolish.

To talk about Kalil with Vikings fans, hit up Daily Norseman. To discuss Kalil with USC fans, check out Conquest Chronicles. To learn about mock drafts, check out Mocking The Draft. To see a feature of Kalil's skills in action, hit up Pacific Takes.

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