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Matt Kalil Sliding? Minnesota Vikings Reportedly Favor Morris Claiborne

Matt Kalil is considered the best pure offensive tackle prospect available in the 2012 NFL Draft, and for a long time has been considered the surest thing behind Andrew Luck of Stanford and Robert Griffin III of Baylor. But will he go third to the Minnesota Vikings?

It does seem like Minnesota is going to take a look around and survey their options, and might actually like another player. Evan Silva of Pro Football Talk files this report.

Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reports that LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne is the No. 1 player on the Vikings’ draft board, and they are "leaning toward" drafting Claiborne with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.

Per Wyche, the Vikings also "like [Claiborne] more" than USC tackle Matt Kalil.

Is this simply a rumor being spread around by the Vikings to try and drum up interest to trade their draft pick? Or will Kalil end up going to a team other than the Minnesota Vikings?

To talk about how good a fit Kalil or Claiborne would be with Vikings fans, hit up Daily Norseman. Discuss Kalil with USC football fans, go to Conquest Chronicles. Learn more about Claiborne from LSU fans at And The Valley Shook.

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