Kalil enjoying going up against Allen-- Fri May 4 9:40 pm --
Rookie OT getting feet wet practicing against Pro Bowl DE
Matt Kalil, the Minnesota Vikings fourth-overall pick in the draft said his first NFL practice reminded him of being a freshman in college. "It is a little bit like the freshman year at college again," Kalil told NFL Network. "I felt a lot better at the second practice and look forward to getting better every day." The offensive tackle said he's enjoyed going up against four-time first-team All Pro Jared Allen has been fun. He going up against "probably the best defensive end in the game" in practice every day is making him a better player. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Kalil will have a difficult and vitally important job for the Vikings next season, protecting Christian Ponder's blind side. His size, quick feet and brute strength should all serve him well playing against NFL competition.