Last week, there was a rumor circling around that Matt Kalil wouldn't go to the NFL Draft. Then he came out and said that he hadn't made a decision yet? Now it's looking like he has made a decision:
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil has decided to forego his senior season and seek entry into the 2012 NFL draft, sources have told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Right now, it's between the Rams and Vikings for the number two draft pick. After those two picks it will be surprising if Matt Kalil or Justin Blackmon are available for the 4th selection in the first round.
In 2011, Kalil didn't allow a sack and led the USC offensive line to the lowest sack allowed total in the country.
Going into next season the Rams offensive line will make a few changes. Jacob Bell and Jason Brown, could be on their ways out and it's anyone's guess on how Jason Smith will perform, if he is brought back at all. Rodger Saffold doesn't look like he can play left tackle, since he hasn't performed well against good defenses.
Adding Kalil to the left, would mean that Saffold will go to right tackle and Jason Smith will go to guard if he is brought back, with Harvey Dahl being the other guard. Tony Wragge could be a cheap option at center for a year or two.
That line has potential to be very good, or at least a hell of an upgrade.