The Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database, v8.0

Liz Condo-US PRESSWIRE

We have some pretty prominent new additions to the Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database this time around, ladies and gentlemen. We're up to 56 drafts (having added two new ones and deleted one that hadn't been updated in a while), and while the trend is still largely in favor of the wide receiver position, the defensive tackles are making some strides.

California wide receiver Keenan Allen is pretty much lapping the field at this point, being projected to the Vikings in the first round in a whopping 17 of the 56 drafts in the database this week. That's more than all the other projected wide receivers combined, and nearly as many as all the defensive tackles combined. North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams is in second place this week with six selections, while Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins are tied for third this week with five picks each.

The following players were in the first round of the database last week, but have dropped out after this week's update:

-Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter (though he does appear prominently in the second round)
-Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd
-Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson
-Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks

Reappearing in this week's database after a one-week absence is Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams.

Now, on to the new additions I mentioned at the top. Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown appears in the database for the first time this week. For some reason, Pete Prisco saw fit to mock Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner to the Vikings (though I think the team is pretty well set at that position, more so than any other position but running back). Drafttek has Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. . .a guy that was a lock-cinch Top 5 pick just a few short weeks ago. . .falling into Minnesota's lap at #23, which would be an amazing grab. I don't see it happening, but I suppose stranger things have happened.

And, yes. . .the folks at Next Era NFL thought it would be a good idea to mock a quarterback to the Vikings in the first round, because apparently they hate me and want to see my damn head explode sometime between draft day and the start of Training Camp. (Just kidding, folks.) They have West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith, the consensus top available quarterback in this year's class, falling to the Vikings.

Overall, out of the 56 drafts we have, 31 of them (55.4%) have the Vikings selecting a wide receiver in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle is once again in second place with 18 selections (32.1%), with the linebacker position bringing us three picks (5.4%). The cornerback position has two picks (3.6%),while the defensive end and quarterback positions bring up the rear with one selection each (1.8%).

With that, here's the database for this week:

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

Mocks from SB Nation Sites
Big Blue View Jesse Bartolis 18-Feb Keenan Allen, WR, California
Big Cat Country Adam Stites 4-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
Daily Norseman 2-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
Mocking the Draft Dan Kadar 4-Mar Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Revenge Of The Birds GreaZzy 5-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
Silver and Black Pride Levi Damien 6-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

Mocks from Around the Internet
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 4-Mar DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 25-Feb Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
CBS Sports Rob Rang 26-Feb Keenan Allen, WR, California
Draft Ace 1-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 14-Feb Keenan Allen, WR, California Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Draft Daddy Matt Bitonti 1-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Draft King Lou Pickney 28-Feb Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Draft Season Matt Falk 18-Feb Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
Draft Season Nik Edlund 1-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
Draft Season Will Lomas 8-Mar Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Draft Season Ultimate 11-Feb Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee Bennie Logan, DT, Louisiana State
DraftTek 6-Mar Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah Robert Woods, WR, Southern Cal Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida
ESPN Mel Kiper 7-Feb Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
ESPN Todd McShay 6-Mar Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Fansided Josh Hill 4-Mar Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Fantasy Football Auction Slim 7-Mar Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
FF Toolbox Matt Binstock 1-Mar Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
FF Toolbox Jeff Christensen 5-Mar Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
FF Toolbox Matt De Lima 4-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
FF Toolbox Ricky Dimon 25-Feb Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
FF Toolbox Rob Warner 6-Feb Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 3-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Football's Future Robert Davis 3-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
Fox Sports Peter Schrager 28-Feb Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Great Blue North Draft Report 7-Mar Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom Guy Pritchard 8-Mar Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas Khaled Holmes, C, Southern Cal
Mocks and Locks 5-Mar Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Tavarres King, WR, Georgia Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
My NFL Draft 26-Feb Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
NEPatriotsDraft.com Peter Bukowski 4-Feb Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
NEPatriotsDraft.com James Christensen 6-Mar Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
NEPatriotsDraft.com Dan Hope 1-Mar DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
NEPatriotsDraft.com Matthew Jones 27-Feb Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
NEPatriotsDraft.com Mike Loyko 4-Mar Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida
NEPatriotsDraft.com Tony Santorsa 8-Feb DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Next Era NFL 5-Mar Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
NFL Draft Geek 1-Mar Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
NFL.com Gil Brandt 26-Feb DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
NFL.com Albert Breer 15-Jan Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 4-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
NFL.com Charles Davis 5-Mar Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 1-Mar Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
NFL.com Josh Norris 15-Feb Keenan Allen, WR, California
The NFL Mock Brett Smith 6-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
SI.com Don Banks 27-Feb Keenan Allen, WR, California
Sporting News Eric Galko 1-Mar Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The New NFL Draft 7-Mar DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Vikings Territory Brett Anderson 18-Jan Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Vikings Territory Adam Warwas 1-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 4-Mar Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
Walter Football Walt 6-Mar Keenan Allen, WR, California John Jenkins, DT, Georgia J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern


And now on the graphics that everyone likes so much.

First, we have the standard donut chart, and you can see that Keenan Allen has a much bigger slice of the pie. . .er, donut. . .than everyone else does. At this point, you would think that it would be an upset if the Vikings picked anyone but Keenan Allen. As always, you can click on the picture to embiggen.

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And last, but not least, we have the trend chart, where you can see players appear, re-appear, disappear, and take different percentages of the selections over time. If this seems a little bigger than last week. . .well, it is. It now stretches out to 14 weeks because I realized that 10 weeks wasn't going to get us all the way to the draft.

A couple of things. . .I put Star Lotulelei in place of Will Sutton on the graphs here because a) Sutton never actually declared and never should have been on here in the first place, and b) frankly, I'm running out of shades of red in Excel. Also, with a couple of new positions added, the color coding for both charts will now be as follows:

Wide receivers - Blues
Defensive tackles - Reds
Linebackers - Oranges/yellows
Offensive Linemen - Purples
Defensive backs - Greens
Defensive ends - Black/Grays
Quarterbacks - Brown/Tans

So, here is your trends chart:

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And there is your Mock Draft Database update for this week, ladies and gentlemen. Feel free to discuss this week's findings in the comments here.

Also, if you're writing a mock draft out there (and you update it on a fairly regular basis), and you want it included in the database, just shoot me an e-mail. The address is DailyNorseman at GMail.

Enjoy your Saturday, everybody!

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