EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Once Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was finished dealing at the top of Thursday's first round of the NFL draft, he made a phone call to USC left tackle Matt Kalil and ended the long-awaited decision to pick Kalil over cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver Justin Blackmon.
Kalil's phone rang with a Minnesota number and he knew he would...
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil was selected as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft today (April 26) by the Minnesota Vikings.
Kalil, a 2011 All-American first teamer who won the Pac-12's Morris Trophy, declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season.
He becomes USC's 76th first round NFL draft pick, the most of any school. The Trojans now...
The Vikings trade down a pick and get their man in OT Matt Kalil out of USC.
At nearly 6″7 and 306 pounds, Kalil helped the Trojans average 456.8 yards of total offense. The Trojans’ offensive line only allowed eight sacks, none of which was allowed by Kalil. For his effort, Kalil was named to several All-American teams, while also becoming the 12th Trojan offensive...
Big boy got game!!
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Matt Kalil/OT/USC: Completely stonewalls guys who try and get around the corner on him, really impressive in those situations. Quickly recovers in the rare instances when guys get a step on him around the outside. Don’t recall seeing him get whipped around the outside even once. Usually stood his man up, and if not, [...]
INDIANAPOLIS -- USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil talks about his impressive college career, learning from his older brother, Ryan, and his prep for the NFL. Look inside for the video from the NFL Combine.
USC’s Matt Kalil is regarded by most analysts as the best tackle in this year’s NFL draft, and Kalil doesn’t hesitate to say he agrees with that assessment. “I would definitely say I am the best tackle in the draft,” Kalil said Thursday. That might sound arrogant, but Kalil believes it’s exactly what NFL teams…
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil and receiver Robert Woods were voted to the Associated Press All-American football team.
Kalil, who is weighing whether to turn pro or return to USC for a final college season, has been named to several All-American teams and was announced as the winner of the Pac-12 Conference Morris Trophy as the league's outstanding offensive lineman.
USC's Matt Kalil says he's returning to college for 2012.
Matt Kalil OT USC
Prototypical height. Good overall strength; has a sturdy base to go with a strong upper body. Decent athleticism; looks good pulling to the edge and blocking downfield. Great fundamentals. Quick feet in pass protection; gets into position quickly and holds his ground. Powerful, tough run blocker. NFL bloodlines; brother...