The Minnesota Vikings inched down one spot, and then they jumped up and joined in again before the first round was finished. When the night was done, they could not have felt better about their haul.
"I really couldn't picture myself any other place," Kalil said, describing the relief of seeing a Minnesota area code on his phone.
"When I left USC, I think I was ready to take on this role," Kalil said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.