2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cincinnati Selects Matt Kalil (OT, USC) at No. 4
You know Matt Kalil is the real deal because he was the reason projected 2011 first round pick Tyron Smith played right tackle instead of left tackle.
Kalil is the best offensive lineman available in the draft because he is extremely athletic and versatile. He has the ability to be a pro-bowler at any position on the offensive line.
There are not too many positive things you can say about Cincinnati’s offense. Their quarterback wants to leave, their running back is below average and their offensive line is terrible. So there are many draft options at this spot for them.
I say snag this elite left tackle before anyone else does. He will make the entire offense better because he is such a solid player.
At 6’6” 295 he could stand to gain a little weight, but I would say he is already be strong enough to be an NFL starter.
|1.Carolina: DE Quinton Coples (North Carolina)||2. Denver: QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) ||3. Buffalo: QB Matt Barkley (USC) ||4. Cincinnati: OT Matt Kahil (USC)|
|5. Arizona: OT Jonathon Martin (Stanford) ||6. Cleveland: LB Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State) ||7. San Francisco: DT Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) ||8. Tennessee: DE Brandon Jenkins (Florida State) |
|9. Dallas: S Mark Barron (Alabama) ||10. Washington: WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) ||11. Houston: CB Janoris Jenkins (Florida) ||12. Minnesota WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)|
|13. Detroit: LB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama) ||14. St. Louis: RB Knile Davis (Arkansas) ||15. Miami: RB LaMichael James (Oregon) ||16. Jacksonville: CB Cliff Harris (Oregon) |
|17. Oakland: CB Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska) ||18. San Diego: OT Matt Reynolds (BYU) ||19. New York Giants: OT Nate Potter (Boise State) ||20. Tampa Bay: LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame)|
|21. Kansas City: LB Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) ||22. Indianapolis: QB Landry Jones (Oklahoma) ||23. Philadelphia: DT Jared Crick (Nebraska) ||24.New Orleans: DE Bruce Irvin (West Virginia) |
|25.Seattle: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) ||26. Baltimore: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) ||27. Atlanta: LB Sean Spence (Miami) ||28. New England: OT Mike Adams (Ohio State)|
|29. Chicago: WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) ||30. New York Jets: DE Vince Browne (Northwestern) ||31. Pittsburgh: OT Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State) ||32. Green Bay: RB Chris Polk (Washington)|
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