Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v3.0

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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And now the jell-o salad graph, which shows how the fortunes of different players have risen and fallen over the past few weeks.

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And there's your Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. As always, we hope you enjoy it.

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