The Vikings have made Matt Kalil their first choice of the 2012 NFL Draft. It is who everyone was hoping for before the draft even started. The selection essentially fills two glaring holes on the Viking’s offensive line. Now, Charlie Johnson, can move to a more natural position of left guard. The Vikings finished last season with a dismal offense. This instantly upgrades the effectiveness of Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder. The long lead up to the draft was littered with tons of smoke screens that lead to pretty much everyone at ESPN having the Vikings taking Claiborne. Kalil is absolutely the right pick here. He was the right pick 2 months ago and not much has changed since then. Welcome to Minnesota Matt Kalil.

Here is a quick breakdown of some of Kalil’s strength’s and weaknesses:



Good puller and kick out blocker

Good recover ability


Lacks some power

Mostly Zone blocking at USC

Not stressed much is pass coverage