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Old 03-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Official 2012 ISH NFL Mock Draft

With the third pick the Minnesota Vikings select:
Matt Kalil, OT, USC
6-6, 306, 4.99 40

from draft countdown
Quote:
Strengths:
Ideal size with long arms, large hands and big frame
Very quick and agile with above average athleticism
Light on feet and is able to slide laterally and mirror
Knee bender w/ good footwork, balance, body control
Terrific grasp of assignments, positioning and angles
Excellent in pass protection and can defend the edge
Displays the ability to recover and adjust on the fly
Can generate sufficient movement as a run blocker
Nice range to work in space and get to second level
Tough, competitive, aggressive and is a true finisher
Great instincts and awareness with top football IQ
Was battle-tested against high-level competition
Outstanding work ethic with a drive to be the best
Mature with fantastic pedigree and NFL bloodlines
Is still developing and offers considerable potential

With the pick the vikings address a major need and pick the best player available. Vikings get their franchise LT and a day one starter who will help protect their young QB who they selected in the first last year. Vikings have some nice young prospects on offense with Ponder, Harvin, Rudolph, Gerhart and of course Adrian Peterson.
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