2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Chance That Matt Kalil Could Fall To The Rams

Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans offensive lineman Matt Kalil tests his flexibility during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Thursday could be a very good day for cornerbacks. The Minnesota Vikings reportedly have Morris Claiborne on top of their draft board, according to NFL.com. If he ends up going to the Vikings, that could change how things shake out for the St. Louis Rams with the sixth pick.

If Minnesota goes with Claiborne, that means Matt Kalil will slip. The next most likely spot for Kalil is Tampa Bay, who could move Donald Penn over the right side and dump the leaky Jeremy Trueblood, who is in the last year of his deal.

Kalil could very fall to the Rams. Cleveland would have no interest in him, not with an elite Joe Thomas and better right tackles to be had later in the draft.

If Kalil does fall to Rams, they might be in a prime spot to trade their pick. Buffalo denied reports of any interest in trading up, but for a reasonable price, they'd have to think about it. Other teams could make a similar move, and the Rams would be well advised to take the offer.

Trading down might give them the chance to take Kendall Wright, who I'm hearing they really like, possibly more than other receivers in the first round.

Detroit is also looking to trade up, per LaCanfora, with their eye on Stephon Gilmore, the South Carolina quarterback. That might mean moving into the top ten, because Jacksonville is also interested in Gilmore.

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