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Kalil garnering praise, high rankings

Matt Kalil (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil has put together an impressive start to his career, getting praise inside and outside the locker room.

Harrison Smith isn't the only Vikings rookie to have the accolades flowing already in the first half of his first NFL season. Left tackle Matt Kalil is proving worth the investment, too. Both the numbers from outside observers/statisticians and the analysis inside the Vikings locker room say Kalil may have already reached "franchise left tackle" status. "I've been so impressed with Matt Kalil... Recommended Stories