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Vikings' Kalil embracing challenges already

Matt Kalil (SC Playbook)

Vikings draft pick Matt Kalil is ready to face Jared Allen and the NFC North's best pass rushers, he says. Kalil brought a confident air to his post-pick conference call Thursday night.

There isn't a college prospect that doesn't wonder where he is going to land on draft weekend, whether it's a blue-chipper in the first round or Mr. Irrelevant at the end of the seventh round. Matt Kalil knew he wasn't going to have wait long to hear his name called, but, in the back of his mind, he had convinced himself to some extent that he would end up in purple. Kalil had a productive... Recommended Stories

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