USC Trojans All-American left tackle Matt Kalil was selected at No. 4 in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Minneosta Vikings. Kalil left USC after his junior season, and the decision proved to be fruitful, as he was the top lineman taken in the draft.
Kalil measured out at the NFL combine at 6'6.5" and 306 pounds, and is expected to step right in and protect the backside of quarterback Christian Ponder in Minnesota. Kalil spearheaded a stellar offensive line with USC that saw Matt Barkley sacked just eight times in 12 games last season, with Kalil personally yielding no sacks.
Kalil won the Morris Trophy in 2011 as the top offensive lineman in the Pac-12 Conference.