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2012 NFL Draft: Adam Schefter Makes a Prediction on Vikings No. 3 Pick

This time of year, everyone in and around the NFL has an opinion about the upcoming Draft. There are so many different scenarios and predictions, that it sometimes gets a bit out of control. Of the many voicing their opinions, Adam Schefter is one who many people respect, as they should. Schefter is a football guru, to say the least.

Recently he answered a question about top offensive line prospect Matt Kalil, and the response may surprise a few folks…

“It could be that Kalil falls and if Buffalo wants to go trade up to No. 5 (Tampa Bay) or No. 6 (St. Louis), those teams would be all ears in terms of listening to offers” wrote Schefter.  ”If Buffalo stays where it is, the sense around the league is that the Bills will have their choice between Kuechly or DeCastro and other good players who will be available at that spot. But I like your Kalil idea, Jake. It makes sense to me. The key to that would be Minnesota passing on Kalil, which I happen to believe the Vikings will. I’m in the minority there, and the Vikings are still deciding what to do, but I don’t think Kalil is the lock that others do, even if Minnesota stays at No. 3.”

This resonated with me, as I too have predicted the Minnesota Vikings will take Justin Blackmon, instead of Kalil. Of course this also puts me in the minority, but I stand by my thought that this is a win, win situation for Minnesota. Whether it’s Kalil, Blackmon, or Morris Claiborne, the Vikings still come out ahead. How far ahead? Depends on who you ask…

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