Vikings, Matt Kalil: A perfect match?
Vikings, Matt Kalil: A perfect match? - TwinCities.com
Out of 22 mock drafts from personalities at NFL.com
, ESPN, CBS Sports and more, only one analyst - NFL Network's Brian Baldinger - picked a player other than Kalil for Minnesota at No. 3. Baldinger chose Blackmon.
I found this kindof comical though...
Teams are moving away from the 3-4 not moving to it. If anything, that is an issue for Matt at the next level.....
If the Vikings take Kalil, Kiffin said, they will get a lineman perfectly suited for today's NFL, which thrives on quickness.
"The 3-4 outside linebackers now are so fast - that's why we're talking right now," Kiffin said. "Teams need a guy like Matt to help with that."
As teams move to the 4-3, the speedier guys go away and the big bull rushers will become more the norm.
The biggest knock on Kalil is that he sometimes gives up too much ground against strong defensive ends.
"Every once in a while, he will get bull-rushed," Mayock said. "But he'll ultimately be an exceptional pass protector."