Vikings' OT Matt Kalil came in No. 4 on Yahoo! Sports "Top 10 Rookies of the NFL Early Season." A top draft pick, Kalil was handed the starting left tackle position to protect quarter back Christian Ponder and safeguard running back Adrian Peterson. The rookie made the list by anchoring a solid offensive line in Minnesota's five wins of the season.
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The NFL Draft is less than a month away and some of the top prospects in the draft will attend the Vikings' annual Top 30 event next Wednesday. USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil and LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne are both scheduled to make the trip to the team's practice facility at Winter Park.
Vikings leaning towards Matt Kalil?
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says there are a lot of different philosophies about selecting left tackles in the draft. Dominant left tackles are rarely found in free agency, which means the Vikings might have to decide between drafting Matt Kalil from USC, or trading back and hoping the second best tackle in the draft, Riley Reiff from Iowa is still on the board.
Kalil: 'It's just a matter of time'
Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil says, "It's just a matter of time" before he starts playing at a more comfortable level for the Vikings. In a Q & A with the Pioneer Press, Kalil says he plans on being as dominant in the NFL as he was at the University of Southern California.
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