ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently took some time to answer some questions from fans about the upcoming NFL draft. One of those questions was whether or not the Buffalo Bills might trade up to draft USC’s Matt Kalil if the Vikings don’t draft him with the third pick.
“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.”
What’s interesting about Schefter’s answer is that he believes the Vikings will end up passing up on Kalil. We mentioned yesterday that they’re targeting Kalil, Morris Claiborne and Justin Blackmon. Their decision will likely come down to those three players, if they don’t trade down.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone