Kalil’s draft journey ends in Twin Cities
Matt Kalil

Kalil’s draft journey ends in Twin Cities

Follow the final steps of Matt Kalil‘s draft journey, from NFL draft week in New York City to becoming the first-round pick of the Vikings. Read

Blackmon puts cap on draft journey
Justin Blackmon

Blackmon puts cap on draft journey

Go behind the scenes with Justin Blackmon as his promising NFL career kicks off with a night to remember in NYC and his first touchdown in Jacksonville. Read

Kalil arrives in Minnesota
Matt Kalil

Kalil arrives in Minnesota

Matt Kalil arrives in the Twin Cities. Before he gets to meet his new head coach — Leslie Frazier — and fellow first-round draft choice — Harrison Smith, the 2012 NFL Draft‘s No. 4 overall pick checks out the Mall of America and gets a nice cheer from fans at a local sports bar. Read

Blackmon lands in Jacksonville
Justin Blackmon

Blackmon lands in Jacksonville

Justin Blackmon has officially arrived in Jacksonville (via private jet, no less), where he met with his new quarterback — Blaine Gabbert — and the team’s owner, Shad Khan. Read

Inside Kalil’s fascinating draft night
Matt Kalil

Inside Kalil’s fascinating draft night

Head into the green room at the 2012 NFL Draft with the new member of the Minnesota Vikings, Matt Kalil. Experience his memorable draft night first-hand. Read

Blackmon basks in draft glory
Justin Blackmon

Blackmon basks in draft glory

The newest member of the Jacksonville Jaguars — Justin Blackmon — makes his way around the media circus in Radio City Music Hall after being drafted with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. Along the way, Blackmon runs into the No. 1 overall pick. Read

Blackmon’s big moment
Justin Blackmon

Blackmon’s big moment

What happens when an NFL hopeful gets the phone call of his dreams? Take a look at Justin Blackmon as he learns that the Jacksonville Jaguars made him the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Read

Blackmon follows Kalil at pick No. 5
Justin Blackmon

Blackmon follows Kalil at pick No. 5

The Jaguars traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to pick Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon with the No. 5 overall selection. Read

Kalil goes No. 4 overall to Vikings
Matt Kalil

Kalil goes No. 4 overall to Vikings

After trading down to the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings selected Matt Kalil. Read

Kalil enjoys some levity before draft
Matt Kalil

Kalil enjoys some levity before draft

Matt Kalil prepares for the 2012 NFL Draft by joking around in his hotel room with family and Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin. Read