Rhett Ellison wasn’t even watching the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings came on the clock for the second time in the fourth round.
The Minnesota Vikings have experienced a significant talent decline in two seasons since reaching the NFC championship game, and with that turnover has also come a loss of leadership.
The Minnesota Vikings moved down in the draft and still found their man. The Vikings took USC left tackle Matt Kalil on Thursday night after trading their third overall pick to the Browns for the fourth overall selection.
In the consensus view of this year’s NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings will select USC’s Matt Kalil with the third pick to be their cornerstone left tackle for the next decade.
The Minnesota Vikings will listen to trade offers. They’ll consider every option. That’s what any NFL team does during the draft.