2012 NFL Draft - Pick 4: Matt Kalil, OT, Minnesota Vikings

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2012 @ 17:34:52 PDT


Matt Kalil, OT, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings selected Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil with the fourth overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: The Vikings needed to protect last year's first-round investment, quarterback Christian Ponder, and Kalil is the best blindside protector in the draft.

Charlie Johnson should now kick inside to play left guard, with Kalil starting from the onset of the season. This move bodes well for Ponder's pass protection and opening rushing lanes for Adrian Peterson (knee), once healthy. Kalil has the makings to be a 10-year stud in the NFL.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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