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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Experts Have Minnesota Vikings Take USC OT Matt Kalil

While they might have submitted their final mock drafts before the news broke that the Vikings might be leaning towards LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne, both ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. have Minnesota selecting USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

As Kiper Jr. explains, though, Minnesota is nowhere near settled with any decision:

Shifting this one back to an offensive line pick, though word is the Vikings are still actively trying to move down. The Vikings could go three different ways, and are still deciding which is the best route to take.

The other option besides Claiborne and Kalil is to trade the pick. Several teams have reportedly been in contact with the Vikings to move up to No. 3 and take Claiborne, Kalil or Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

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