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NFL Draft Results: Matt Kalil Selected By Minnesota Vikings

After all the excitement that the hour prior to the draft brought, the Minnesota Vikings did the right thing and took the player that many people felt that they should have been targeting all along.

USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil was the best possible pick for the Minnesota Vikings, in this writer's opinion. The Vikings absolutely, positively could not go into the 2012 season with Charlie Johnson starting at left tackle, and they have remedied that potential issue. The selection of Kalil will allow Johnson to slide inside to a guard position, allowing the Vikings to upgrade two spots along their problematic offensive line in one swoop.

2012 is going to be a season of finding out whether or not Christian Ponder can be the quarterback of the future for the Minnesota Vikings. Rick Spielman and company are going to give the man a chance to succeed, and they're starting out by drafting the best offensive line prospect in this year's draft.

The Vikings now have 12 picks remaining after their trade with the Cleveland Browns. What else will the Vikings do over the next few days? Keep it right here at SB Nation Minnesota to find out!

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