Jan. 31, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Peter King of NBC sports appears in a press meet and greet at the Motorola Media Center at the JW Marriott. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Peter King: Vikings Will Stay at #3 and Take Matt Kalil

Well here’s a positive development for the people who want the Vikings to stay at #3 and draft Matt Kalil: Peter King says he expects Minnesota to do just that. Though King would personally take Morris Claiborne, he believes the Vikings will go with the left tackle, and pegs Trumaine Johnson as someone the Vikes would pluck in the second round to fill their need at cornerback. King says nothing about the alternative idea of trading down one or two spots, snaring an extra pick someplace and still taking Kalil.

King is obviously a well-connected insider and long-time NFL guru, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily has all the dope. At least one local columnist, Bob Sansevere, has looked Rick Spielman in the eye and is convinced Spielman will take Claiborne instead of Kalil. Who is right? Who is wrong? Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things?

We’re mere hours away from knowing.

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