Better Know A Draft Pick: Matt Kalil

03.13.12 6 years ago 20 Comments

Name: Matt Kalil
Age: 22

School: USC
Year: Redshirt junior

Position: Left tackle

Height: 6’6 3/8″
Weight: 306 lbs

Position he wanted to play: Quarterback
Reason he’s not playing quarterback: His dad don’t teach quarterbackin’.

Twitter: @MattKalil

Father: Frank, a former lineman in the USFL.
Mother: Cheryl, a former Miss California winner.
Brother: Ryan Kalil, a current lineman in the NFL.
Sister-In-Law: The confused Song Girl.
Sister: Danille, kinda nipple-y.

Major: Some bullsh*t

Potential Berman Nicknames: The Prophet

Combine results: Slower (4.99 40-yard dash) and weaker (30 reps) than Ryan (4.94/34)

Nicest comparison: Joe Thomas
Meanest comparison: Not applicable

Strengths: Footwork and recognition
Weaknesses: Lacks bulk to defend against the bull rush.

Who wants him: Minnesota and everyone drafting after Minnesota in case they pass.
Who will take him: Minnesota, because they aren’t dumb enough to leave a franchise left tackle on the board, last years selection of Christian Ponder notwithstanding.

What scouts are saying:

Immediate impact: One of the better pass blockers in the league.
Down the road: Perennial Pro Bowler

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