Matt Kalil is the perfect fit for Minnesota. Lane Kiffin, Kalil's coach at USC is a Minnesota native and he believes Kalil will fit in well in the land of 10,000 lakes. Kiffin says Kalil's dream vehicle is a Ford truck. "That's what you're getting. He's not going to buy the sports car. He's just a good old lineman."
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Kalil to Vikes: Pick me, and don't worry about left tackle for 10 years
USC’s Matt Kalil sounds like he might be a perfect fit for the Vikings. In a chat with the Star Tribune, Kalil says if he’s drafted next week, the Vikes “won’t have to worry about finding a left tackle for the next decade.”
Matt Kalil: 'I'm the best tackle in the draft'
Friday is a big day for the Minnesota Vikings as they prepare to meet with USC left tackle Matt Kalil. The 6-foot-6, 306 pound first team All-American wasn't shy by saying he definitely believes he is the best offensive lineman in the draft. Many draft experts believe Kalil will be taken by the Vikings with the third overall pick.
Kalil has 'very good' visit with Vikings
The latest indication that Matt Kalil is the most likely selection for the Vikings with the third pick in the draft comes from his older brother and Carolina Panthers lineman Ryan Kalil. He says Matt had a “very good” visit with the Vikings last week, and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson “would really help” his younger brother.
NFL analyst: Kalil is a technician
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Miller says Southern California left tackle Matt Kalil "seems to be as close to a can’t-miss prospect as you’ll find in this draft. Miller is now an NFL analyst for SiriusXM, and he believes Kalil's athleticism and footwork make him a true technician on the offensive line.
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.
Does Spielman prefer Claiborne over Kalil?
Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press believes Vikings general manager Rick Spielman might favor LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne over USC left tackle Matt Kalil. While both players would fill positions of need for the Vikings, Sansevere writes that Spielman raved to him more about Claiborne than Kalil.
Matt Kalil wanted to be a tight end, his dad convinced him to play left tackle
Matt Kalil grew up in a football family. His dad, Frank, worked closely with Matt and his older brother Ryan, a Pro Bowl center for Carolina, on how to become good offensive lineman. Frank says Matt initially wanted to be a tight end but he convinced him to play tackle because it's right next to the tight end.
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