Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v2.0

Joe Robbins

Another weekend is here, which means it's time for the latest installment of the Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database! We're up to 44 mock drafts for this week's installment, and there have been a couple of changes as well as another position group added after this week's Scouting Combine. So, without any further ado, here is the full list of mocks we have for this week. We'll get into the trends after the table here.

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 24-Feb Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Arrowhead Pride Matt Verderame 16-Feb Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Breaking Football Staff 26-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
CBS Sports Will Brinson 28-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 26-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 28-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 26-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
CBS Sports Rob Rang 26-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
CNN-SI Audibles Chris Burke 28-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
DraftCalc Staff 21-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 17-Jan Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
DraftTek Staff 28-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
Draft Season Lomas 26-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
Draft Season Lupagus 28-Feb C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
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 26-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Fanspeak Phil Thompson 26-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Football's Future Robert Davis 6-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Fox Sports Peter Schrager 28-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
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
KFFL Cory Bonini 27-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
National Football Post Gabriel/Galko 28-Feb Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
NESN Doug Kyed 20-Feb Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 21-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
NFL.com Charles Davis 27-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 27-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
NFL.com Matt Smith 19-Feb Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
NFL Draft Geek Staff 1-Mar Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 26-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
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*
Sporting News Eric Galko 27-Feb Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
USA Today Nate Davis 27-Feb Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Vikings Territory Brett Anderson 24-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 24-Feb Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Jason Verrett, CB, Texas Christian Deone Buchanan, S, Washington State
Walter Football Walt 28-Feb Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU Craig Loston, S, LSU Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Eric Edholm 13-Feb Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

Here's the breakdown for this week's data.

As I mentioned, we're up to 44 mock drafts, and the quarterback position is still the position of choice among mock drafters for the Minnesota Vikings. Of the 44 drafts we have this week, 23 (52.3%) have the Vikings selecting a quarterback in the first round. This week, Fresno State's Derek Carr officially overtook Central Florida's Blake Bortles as the most selected player for the Vikings. Carr appears in the first round 10 times (and once in the second round) in this week's installment, while Bortles appears nine times. Louisville's Teddy "Theodore" Bridgewater makes a bit of a move, now appearing four times in this week's draft database, while Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Mondo Delicious Ice Cream Football Manziel holds steady with two selections.

The biggest mover overall this week is UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr. His name appeared only twice in each of the first two installments of our database, but he's now the third-most selected player overall for the Vikings, having his name called seven times in our latest installment to lead the linebackers. Buffalo's Khalil Mack has five selections (down from six last week), while Alabama's C.J. Mosley appears four times (one more than last week). Overall, 16 of our 44 mock drafts (36.4%) have the Vikings taking a linebacker in Round One of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The new guy on the block is Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert, who went from being a no-show in our first two installments to appearing three times this week. That means that 6.8% of the mock drafts selected have the Vikings taking a corner in the first round. Gilbert had a monster combine to launch himself to the top of the board among cornerbacks in this year's class, but are the Vikings thinking about him at #8 overall? Apparently some folks think they are.

To round things out, USC's Marqise Lee and Missouri's Kony Ealy give the receivers and defensive ends each 2.3% of this week's selections, with each of them appearing once on this week's list.

On to the graphics, starting with this week's donut graph to show what's happening with this week's picks. As always, you may click to embiggen.

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And next, this week's "Jell-o salad" graph, which shows the trends for each player selected in the first round since we started this year's database.

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And that's this week's installment of the Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, ladies and gentlemen. What do you think about what the "experts" think this year's draft holds for our favorite football team coming out of the Scouting Combine?

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