Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Databse v1.0

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My apologies for not getting this up yesterday, folks. . .spent a great deal of time and energy focusing on the Derek Carr hangout (which ultimately blew up for me just before it was scheduled to start), so this got delayed until today.

I have added some more Mock Drafts to the database to get us up to a total of 36 for version 1.0. Contrary to what I thought in last week's database, this week a couple of folks mocked players to the Minnesota Vikings at positions other than quarterback or linebacker, so I've had to add a couple of new colors to this week's visuals. The color chart now looks like this:

Quarterbacks - Purples
Linebackers - Yellows
Defensive Ends - Greens
Wide Receivers - Reds

Yes, we do have a wide receiver being mocked to the Vikings at #8 overall. . .one that our own MarkSP18 will be particularly happy with, I think.

So, without any further ado, here is this week's listing of Mock Drafts:

Site Name Date Round 1 (8) Round 2 (40) Round 3 (72) Round 3 (96)
SB Nation Matthew Fairburn 17-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
SB Nation Dan Kadar 03-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse
Arrowhead Pride Matt Verderame 16-Feb Marqise Lee, WR, USC
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 19-Feb Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 21-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 21-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
CBS Sports Rob Rang 20-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
CNN-SI Don Banks 19-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
CNN-SI Doug Farrar 19-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
DraftCalc Staff 21-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 17-Jan Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
DraftTek Staff 19-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Draft Season Lomas 12-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Draft Season Lupagus 3-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Draft Season OneBar 10-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Draft Season Ultimate 7-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
ESPN Mel Kiper 6-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
ESPN Todd McShay 6-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Fansided Josh Sanchez 17-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Fanspeak Phil Thompson 20-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Football's Future Robert Davis 6-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Great Blue North Staff 29-Jan Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida
NESN Doug Kyed 20-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 21-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
NFL.com Charles Davis 10-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 11-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
NFL.com Matt Smith 19-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
NFL Draft Geek Staff 17-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 3-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Ourlads Staff 22-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
The Phinsider Kevin Nogle 20-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Rotoworld Josh Norris 17-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State*
USA Today Nate Davis 03-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 17-Feb Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson Deone Buchanan, S, Washington State
Walter Football Walt 19-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Craig Loston, S, LSU Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State
Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Eric Edholm 13-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

The quarterbacks are still dominating the overall position race, with 22 of the 36 mock drafts we have charted tabbing a signal caller to Minnesota. However, the percentages have changed a little bit. In last week's installment of the database, Central Florida's Blake Bortles was named nine times. He was named nine times this week as well, but since there were only 25 mock drafts last week (compared to this week's 36), his selection percentage has dropped from 36% to 25%. Derek Carr also appears nine times, up from his six last week, moving him from 24% to 25%. Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel are each selected in 5.5% of our mock drafts.

Linebackers are still the second highest position, accounting for 12 of the 36 selections. Buffalo's Khalil Mack now leads the way in number of total votes with six, Alabama's C.J. Mosley comes in second with four, and UCLA's Anthony Barr is in third place amongst the linebackers with two votes.

Our two newcomers this week are each at positions that had not been mocked to the Vikings last week, with Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee each receiving one selection in this week's database. I would have to think Ealy has a much better chance of sticking around in future versions of the database than Lee does because. . .well, a wide receiver to the Vikings at #8 seems kind of silly to me. But I'm not an expert or anything, so what do I know?

With that, here are the two charts for this week, starting with the donut graph as we always do. As always, you may click to embiggen, which is a perfectly cromulent way of seeing it more clearly.

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And now, the debut of this year's "Jell-o Salad" graph, where you can see the trends rising and falling for different players.

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And there you have Version 1.0 of the Mock Draft Database for the Minnesota Vikings for this year. With the Combine workouts going on throughout this week, I'm guessing we'll see some significant changes going into next weekend's v2.0

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