NFL Mock Draft 2012: SB Nation Again Gives Matt Kalil To Minnesota Vikings

Another day, another mock draft, another selection of Matt Kalil to the Minnesota Vikings.

The new weekly SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft is out once again, and this time it's a lot less interesting than a few of the past ones had been, when teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins were being rumored to want to snag Minnesota's third overall selection in order to pick up Robert Griffin III before the Cleveland Browns could get to him. It's looking more and more likely that it will be St. Louis' second overall pick that gets traded up to rather than Minnesota's third, leaving them alone and with Matt Kalil on the board.

Kalil still has improvements to make in his game. Even with some professional growth ahead of him, he is still the best offensive tackle in the draft. His natural ability in pass protection will improve the life of Vikings' quarterbacks considerably. As he learns the fine art of run blocking in the NFL, he should round into Pro Bowl shape.

There will likely be some big shake ups in the draft standings internet-wide after the madness that is the NFL Combine is all said and done. Even then, unless something very drastic happens with other top five prospects, expect for Kalil to start getting sharpeed into the draft books rather than penciled for the Vikings. It's just the smartest move for Minnesota to make, getting the third best player in the draft with their third overall pick.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, check out The Daily Norseman. For more on the NFL in general, head to the NFL hub at sbnation.com/NFL.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.