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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Has Matt Kalil To Minnesota Vikings

One of the most interesting dilemmas that'll be faced in the 2012 NFL Draft is what exactly a team will do with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and how to best complement Sam Bradford. Do you give him someone to protect him while he stands back and passes, or do you give him someone he can throw the football to that can be relied upon as a number one option?

Mel Kiper's latest draft board has the Rams going the first way (you'll have to click here to find out which receiver), and the Minnesota Vikings taking Matt Kalil from the USC Trojans. Kiper makes "comparisons to Jake Long", as he's "athletic, with long arms, great feet and deceptive power given an athletic frame".

Click here to view the extent of Kiper's draft board (you will need an ESPN Insider subscription).

To talk about Kalil and the Trojans, check out Conquest Chronicles. To discuss Kalil and the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman. To discuss NFL mock drafts in general, head to Mocking The Draft.