We're a little less than six weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, everybody. Who still hates the fact that the NFL moved the draft to May? This guy, that's who.
Anyway, we have a slightly larger update than the one we brought you last week, one that includes a couple of new faces. So, to get us started, here is your database for this week, now featuring 68 mock drafts. And, as someone suggested last week, it's now sorted by when the mock was updated.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (8)||Round 2 (40)||Round 3 (72)||Round 3 (96)|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||28-Mar||Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama|
|CNN-SI Audibles||Chris Burke||28-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State|
|Cover 32||Tarrell Brown||28-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Fanspeak||Phil Thompson||28-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|FF Toolbox||Staff||28-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|DraftTek||Staff||28-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||LaMarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State||Dakota Dozier, G, Furman||Dominique Easley, DT, Florida|
|DraftCalc||Staff||27-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Draft Ace||Staff||27-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Football Nation||Matt Miselis||27-Mar||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
|National Football Post||Gabriel/Galko||27-Mar||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|NESN||Doug Kyed||27-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|NFL.com||Mike Huguenin||27-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|NFL Draft Blitz||Alex Khvatov||27-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Xavier S'ua-Filo, G, UCLA||Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida||Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming|
|NFL Draft Geek||Staff||27-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||26-Mar||Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||26-Mar||Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M|
|Ourlads||Staff||26-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||26-Mar||Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M|
|Walter Football||Walt||26-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson||Craig Loston, S, LSU||Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State|
|Backyard Banter||Matthew Harmon||25-Mar||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State**|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||25-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||25-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||25-Mar||Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh|
|SB Nation||Matthew Fairburn||24-Mar||Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama||David Fales, QB, San Jose State|
|Draft Preview||Shawn Baptist||24-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin|
|Fansided||Josh Sanchez||24-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||24-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||David Yankey, G, Stanford||Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina||Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor|
|Football Draft Analysis||Staff||22-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|Cat Scratch Reader||Stevie Mercury||21-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville*|
|eDraft||Derrik Klassen||21-Mar||Jason Verrett, CB, TCU||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Pro Player Insiders||Nathan Rickard||21-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||20-Mar||C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama***|
|KFFL||Tim Heaney||20-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||20-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Draft Report||Staff||19-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame|
|Draft Season||Lupagus||19-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin||Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina||Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor|
|NFL Draft Room||Staff||19-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|CNN-SI||Don Banks||18-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||18-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|Yahoo! Shutdown Corner||Eric Edholm||18-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||David Yankey, G, Stanford|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||17-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||14-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|NFL.com||Chase Goodbread||13-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|With The First Pick||Staff||13-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|The Phinsider||Kevin Nogle||10-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|NFL Draft 101||Marc Sluis||10-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford||James Hurst, OT, North Carolina||Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood|
|Pro Football Talk||Mike Florio||10-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|Sports Jabber||Staff||10-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||09-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Draft Wiz||Staff||9-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|CNN-SI||Doug Farrar||07-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|Draft Countdown||Scott Wright||07-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|Tony Softli||Tony Softli||7-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||6-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida||Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin||Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon|
|ESPN||Todd McShay||6-Mar||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||6-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|NFL.com||Matt Smith||5-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|Draft Season||OneBar||4-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|Great Blue North||Staff||4-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State||DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State||Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina|
|International Business Times||Anthony Riccobono||3-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|Vikings Corner||Daniel House||02-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Rotoworld||Evan Silva||1-Mar||Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M|
|Fox Sports||Peter Schrager||28-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Arrowhead Pride||Matt Verderame||27-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|USA Today||Nate Davis||27-Feb||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Breaking Football||Staff||26-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|Draft Season||Lomas||26-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||24-Feb||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
Man, that "Staff" guy gets around, doesn't he?
The dominance of the quarterback position continues, but now the balance has shifted even more.
As you can see in the database above, signal callers are tabbed for the Vikings in a whopping 50 of the 68 mock drafts we're using this week. That's a 73.5% clip, and the distribution of those votes has changed dramatically over the past couple of weeks. Johnny Mondo Delicious Ice Cream Purple Football Manziel has 21 of those 50 selections, up from his total of 18 last week. Derek "Baby, You Can Drive My" Carr is holding on to second with 13 picks (down from 16 last week), but hot on his heels is Teddy "Theodore" Bridgewater, who jumped from six picks last week to 11 in this session. Blake Bortles (no James) has just five selections this week, down from six previously.
Linebackers still hold the second-highest number of selections, but that's dropping a bit, as they now only make up seven of the 68 picks this week, giving them 10.3% of the pie (or donut, in our case). Anthony Barr saw his vote total drop from six to four this week, while Khalil Mack and C.J. Mosely held steady at two and one selections, respectively.
Cornerbacks have moved into third place this week, garnering five of our 68 selections for a 7.4% selection rate. Justin Gilbert leads the way with three picks, while Darqueze Dennard drops from two picks to one, and Jason Verrett holds steady with one selection.
Wide receivers actually appear next on our list with three picks, all of them belonging to Mike Evans. That gives the receiver position 4.4% of our picks this week.
The safety position has jumped onto the board this week, with two sources tabbing newcomer Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix to Minnesota in their mock drafts. That gives the safety position 2.9% of our selections. In a related note, I'm going to try to get used to calling him "Ha'Sean," if only because Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix sounds like the punchline from every joke told on The Tonight Show from 1994 to 2000.
Defensive tackles bring up the rear in this one with just one selection, and we have a swap of faces at the position. Louis Nix is out, and Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald is in. Donald's selection gives the defensive tackle position 1.5% of our selections this week.
Let's put this into graphical form, starting with this week's donut graph. As always, you may click to embiggen.
And finally the "Jell-o salad" graph, where you can see how players are trending from week-to-week in our database.
So, there is your Mock Draft Database update for this week, folks. . .only a few more of these to go, and we'll finally arrive at draft day. I think we can hold on until then.