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With the 4th pick, MINN Selects - Matt Kalil [LT] USC
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: With the 4th pick, MINN Selects - Matt Kalil [LT] USC Reply with quote


Matt Kalil [T] USC
6'6 1/2
306 lbs
Year: rJR
Analysis wrote:
Pass blocking: Eases out of his stance, showing good patience to allow defenders to come to him. Plays with textbook balance and technique: knees bent, shoulders square and on the balls of his feet. Has good arm length and upper-body strength to steer defenders aside. Has the power and agility to mirror and when he sets his hands, it's generally game over. Has a tendency to be lazy fundamentally and is susceptible to elite lateral agility. Good recognition skills.

Run blocking: Fires off the snap. Has a prototypical build and strength of an NFL offensive lineman. Maintains good pad level and has the strength in his upper body and leg drive to knock his opponent off the ball. Quick to the
second level. Flashes some nastiness to pancake off-balance opponents.

Pulling/trapping: Limited experience, unlimited potential in this area. Comfortable on the hoof, showing plenty of athleticism and recognition to handle blocking in space. Effective, experienced trap blocker.

Initial Quickness: Decent initial quickness and a smooth, patient style about him when in pass protection. Rarely allows an outside pressure despite operating against hybrid fronts and many undersized pass rushers. Has good quickness off the snap when run blocking, though his strength and hand placement are more critical to his success.

Downfield: Finds his assignment quickly with good enough lateral agility and balance on the move to blast through target with an emphatic punch. Scouts would like to see more of a fiery, typical o-line temperament. Seems content to do enough to win the one-on-one matchup when he could wipe out defenders.

Intangibles: Younger brother (Ryan) and father (Frank) played D-I college football (Ryan at USC, Frank at Arkansas, Arizona) and in the NFL. Played special teams and blocked five kicks over the past two seasons, including four in 2011


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1631888/matt-kalil
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100% the right pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed this was the right pick. i was convinced they were going claiborne though.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inb4 [inappropriate/removed]
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dancing

Made even better with the trade down. Well played Spielman.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh happy day... Oh happy day...

I love you Rick Spielman
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pick. Wanted Claiborne but I'm happy with this pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH L:AWDZ I IZ ASITED. WHEN I HEARD an M i thought "omg its claiborne ima crry" BUT KALILLLL

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank....?

a comment, perhaps?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, when that TB trade happened I was 75% sure they were doing so because we had picked Claiborne.

As for Kalil, it's been the pick I've been expecting all along. Kalil is a very safe pick, and will be the blindside protecter for the next decade.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RICK SPIELMAN YOU SLY DOG.

I LOVE YOU

AW YEAH WE GOT WHO I WANTED, IS THIS WHAT WINNING FEELS LIKE?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kalil looked pissed off. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pick!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a terrible pick, but... really.

You have the worst pass defence in the NFL and a chance to get a real playmaker in the secondary, and you go offence when given the choice between players of more or less equal value.

Does Spielman care at all about winning football games?

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Saw this one a mile away Very Happy
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