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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Vikings Stay Put, Draft Matt Kalil

Don Banks at rolled out his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft on Wednesday morning. Unlike some recent mock drafts, the Minnesota Vikings did not make a trade in Banks' vision of how the first round will unfold in just a few short weeks. Banks has a familiar face in the third spot for the Vikings as well.

USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil is a common pick for Minnesota in mock drafts this year, and Banks sees things no differently.

I'm sure the Vikings would love it if the Dolphins took the bait and traded up past No. 4 Cleveland to ensure they get Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but I think it's still wish list stuff, rather than a likely scenario. If the Vikings sit tight, Kalil still makes the most sense. If you're going to develop young quarterback Christian Ponder, it would help to protect him.

Check out the video profiles for Kalil and other top prospects below.

Get even more 2012 NFL Draft coverage, scouting reports, teams needs, etc. at Mocking the Draft. For more Vikings coverage, check out Daily Norseman. Be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for the broader view.

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