Things are changing quite a bit in our latest installment of the Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database. We have a couple of new faces and a couple of quarterbacks that have made some pretty significant moves.
We're up to 52 mock drafts in this week's update (with 53 selections. . .more on that after the table), so let's not dally any longer and see what they have the Minnesota Vikings doing in the 2014 NFL Draft.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (8)||Round 2 (40)||Round 3 (72)||Round 3 (96)|
|SB Nation||Matthew Fairburn||03-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||24-Feb||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|Arrowhead Pride||Matt Verderame||16-Feb||Marqise Lee, WR, USC|
|Cat Scratch Reader||Stevie Mercury||07-Mar||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
|Breaking Football||Staff||26-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||07-Mar||Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame*|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||04-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||04-Mar||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State**|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||05-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||04-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|CNN-SI||Don Banks||19-Feb||C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama|
|CNN-SI||Doug Farrar||07-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|CNN-SI Audibles||Chris Burke||28-Feb||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida||Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State|
|DraftCalc||Staff||03-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Draft Ace||Staff||09-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Draft Countdown||Scott Wright||07-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|DraftTek||Staff||6-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State||Dominique Easley, DT, Florida||Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State|
|Draft Preview||Shawn Baptist||3-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin|
|Draft Report||Staff||3-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame|
|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||4-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||6-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida||Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin||Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||6-Feb||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|ESPN||Todd McShay||6-Mar||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|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-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|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|
|International Business Times||Anthony Riccobono||3-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|KFFL||Cory Bonini||27-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|National Football Post||Gabriel/Galko||28-Feb||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|NESN||Doug Kyed||6-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||4-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||27-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||27-Feb||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|NFL.com||Matt Smith||5-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|NFL Draft Geek||Staff||3-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin|
|NFL Draft Room||Staff||4-Mar||Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson|
|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||Evan Silva||1-Mar||Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||27-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|Tony Softli||Tony Softly||7-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|USA Today||Nate Davis||27-Feb||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Vikings Corner||Daniel House||02-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||24-Feb||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||3-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State||Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina||Deone Buchanan, S, Washington State|
|Walter Football||Walt||5-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA||Craig Loston, S, LSU||Dominique Easley, DE, Florida|
|Yahoo! Shutdown Corner||Eric Edholm||13-Feb||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Dominique Easley, DT, Florida|
There are your 52 mock drafts for this week. As has happened in the past, you'll note that a couple of selections have *s after them. That denotes trades that were done by those particular mock drafters. In this case, one of those was a trade up, and one was a trade down.
* - Vikings trade with the St. Louis Rams to #13 overall to select Nix.
** - Vikings trade back into the first round with the Seattle Seahawks at #32 to select Carr.
Neither of those drafters specifies what the Vikings gained or gave up to make those deals.
That's why we have 53 picks for our charts this week instead of 52 (that extra first rounder in Pat Kirwan's mock). So, what does everything show?
Well, the quarterbacks are still the clear leaders for the most selected position, having been tabbed in 34 of this week's 53 picks (64.2%), and Derek Carr is still the leader in the clubhouse, having been picked 12 times (22.6%). The big surprise in this week's database is the man that's now in second, as Teddy "Theodore" Bridgewater has gone from two selections this week to eight (15.1%) this week, making him the biggest mover in this week's class. In another surprise, Johnny Mondo Delicious Ice Cream Football Manziel also made a big jump, going from two selections to seven (13.2%), tying him with Blake Bortles and linebacker Anthony Barr with seven overall picks (13.2% each).
With the quarterback position increasing in number of picks, one position had to drop, and that wound up being the linebackers. As mentioned above, Anthony Barr held steady at seven selections this week, but the other two linebackers in our database each lost a couple of votes. Khalil Mack dropped from five selections this week to three (5.7%), while C.J. Mosley also lost two selections, dropping from four to two (3.8%). Overall, linebackers make up twelve of the 53 picks (22.6%) of this week's database.
Kony Ealy remains the lone defensive end in this week's database, as he held on with one selection (1.9%).
Our new faces come at two different positions, wide receiver and defensive tackle. Marqise Lee is no longer alone at the wide receiver position, as he has now been joined by Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins. Each of them got one selection, giving them each 1.9% of the total pie and giving the wide receiver position 5.7% of the selections overall. The selection of Nix makes him the first defensive tackle on our board and gives him 1.9% of the total selections as well.
Here's what everything looks like in graphic form, folks. First off, the donut graph so that you can see what this week's breakdown looks like. As always, click to embiggen.
And now the jell-o salad graph, which shows how the fortunes of different players have risen and fallen over the past few weeks.
And there's your Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. As always, we hope you enjoy it.