The Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database, v9.0

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After a one-week hiatus, the Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database is back once again.

Unfortunately, we're down to 35 mock drafts in our database. Basically, when I was updating the table, I decided that if a draft hadn't been updated to reflect the fact that Minnesota had two first-round picks, then they had to go. There were quite a few that didn't meet that criteria. Hopefully, over the next few weeks. . .and we are only four more installments of the Mock Draft Database away from the 2013 NFL Draft. . .we can add some more mocks to our list.

We have a few players making their debut in this week's database. The most notable new entry is UCLA defensive end Datone Jones, who pops up four times in the first round for the Vikings this week after not having appeared previously. Also appearing for the first time are Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor and Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier.

Re-appearing back in the database after an absence are Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter, USC wide receiver Robert Woods, LSU linebacker Kevin Minter, Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins, and Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks.

Dropping out of the database this week are Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams, Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

With that, here is the database for this week.

Site Name Date Round 1 (23) Round 1 (25) Round 2 (52) Round 3 (83)

Mocks From SB Nation Sites
Big Blue View Jesse Bartolis 19-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
Big Cat Country Adam Stites 18-Mar Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Mocking the Draft Matthew Fairburn 18-Mar Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama

Mocks From Around The Internet
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 19-Mar DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
CBS Sports Clark Judge 18-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 18-Mar Datone Jones, DE, UCLA Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 18-Mar Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
CBS Sports Rob Rang 18-Mar Datone Jones, DE, UCLA Keenan Allen, WR, California
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 22-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
Draft Daddy Matt Bitonti 21-Mar Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri Keenan Allen, WR, California
Draft King Lou Pickney 20-Mar Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Draft Season Matt Falk 18-Mar Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Keenan Allen, WR, California
Draft Season Nik Edlund ??? Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
Draft Season Will Lomas 20-Mar Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Barrett Jones, G, Alabama Will Davis, CB, Utah State
DraftTek 21-Mar Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
ESPN Mel Kiper 11-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Fansided Josh Hill 18-Mar Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State Keenan Allen, WR, California
Fantasy Football Auction Slim 20-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
FF Toolbox Matt De Lima 19-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia John Jenkins, DT, Georgia Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
FF Toolbox Ricky Dimon 15-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
FF Toolbox Ben Standig 14-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Keenan Allen, WR, California
Great Blue North Draft Report 18-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom Guy Pritchard 21-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
Mocks and Locks 19-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
My NFL Draft 11-Mar Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
NFL Draft Geek 21-Mar Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Kevin Minter, LB, LSU Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 15-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Robert Woods, WR, USC
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 20-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
NFL.com Josh Norris 13-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
NFL.com Matt Smith 18-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Sporting News Eric Galko 18-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
The New NFL Draft 23-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Vikings Territory Adam Warwas 20-Mar Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 18-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Walter Football Walt 20-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State


In deciding how to present the data now that the Vikings have two first-round selections, I've decided to just use one of each of the graphs that we've become accustomed to thus far to present the data. The reason behind that is the pool of potential picks at 23 and 25 are basically the same players. Had the pick the Vikings traded for been significantly higher than their original pick. . .say in the top 10 somewhere. . .I would have gone ahead and made separate graphs for each selection, since the groups of players the Vikings would have been looking at would have been pretty different.

So, that means our numbers are being taken out of 70 (35 drafts * 2 first-round picks in each draft). Of those picks, California wide receiver Keenan Allen still leads the way with 16 selections, with West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin being the only other player in double figures with 10. North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams is in third place with seven selections, and nobody else at this point has more than four.

Wide receiver is still the dominant position at this point, but it might be losing its grip a little bit. For the first time (I think) since we started doing this database, the wide receiver position represents less than 50% of the selections mocked to the Minnesota Vikings. Of the 70 potential first-round picks, 33 of them (47.1%) have the Vikings selecting a wide receiver. Defensive tackle is still next on the list with 17 of the 70 selections (24.3%), while the linebacker position is next with eight selections (11.4%). Cornerback and defensive end are tied for the bottom of the list right now, with each of those positions representing six of the 70 selections made (8.6% each).

Now, here's all that in graphical form, starting with the donut graph to represent this week's selections. As always, you may click on the chart to embiggen.

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And now the trends graph. . .or, as I believe it's being referred to now, the "Jell-o salad graph". . .that shows who's up and who's down over the weeks that we've done this project. Once again, you may click to embiggen.

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So, there you have this week's installment of the Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database. As I said, hopefully we can add more mocks to our list in the coming weeks. If you have a mock draft that you'd like to have included. . .and that you update on a regular basis (like weekly). . .feel free to shoot me an e-mail at DailyNorseman AT Gmail dot com.

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