Vikings get aggressive in first round of NFL Draft, take Kalil and Smith
The Vikings were as active as any team on NFL Draft night. They made a lopsided trade with the Browns and still landed Matt Kalil. Then they traded back in to the first round to bolster their secondary with Notre Dame safety, Harrison Smith.
- The Vikings got the ball rolling with a big time trade on NFL Draft night. Their swap with the Cleveland Browns still allowed them to land the top-ranked player on their draft board, Matt Kalil.
- The Vikings remained active by trading with the Baltimore Ravens to get back into the first round to draft Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith.
- You've probably heard Matt Kalil's name a lot over the last couple of months, but you might not know a lot about him. This scouting report will help you get to know what kind of player he is.
- Head coach Leslie Frazier held a post-pick press conference to chat about Kalil. Frazier thinks Kalil will be a lineman that "can block the top defensive linemen in the league."
- Kalil wasn't a surprise selection, but the trade leading to the pick might be remembered for a long time. The Vikings' pulled off an amazing deal by adding three extra draft picks from the Browns.
- The fact that general manager Rick Spielman was able to get three extra picks for nothing was incredible.
- Morris Claiborne. Justin Blackmon. Matt Kalil. Those were the three names Spielman narrowed the selection down to, and ESPN's NFC North reporter Kevin Seifert says the Vikings got it right.
- Want to know what Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and others think of Kalil? Find out by keeping up with the comments flowing through the Twitter universe.
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