Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v8.0

Andy Lyons

Only three or four more of these databases to go before the actual 2014 NFL Draft takes place, ladies and gentlemen! We'll have one each of the next three Saturdays, and possibly one on either draft day or the day before, if I have enough time to squeeze in another update.

We're up to 85 different mocks in this week's list, most of which have been updated fairly recently. Here's what this week's list looks like. As always, selections with a * after them indicate some sort of trade. You'll have to hit the link to that specific draft to get all the particulars on the deal.

Site Name Date Round 1 (8) Round 2 (40) Round 3 (72) Round 3 (96)
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 11-Apr Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
DraftCalc Staff 11-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
ESPN Todd McShay 11-Apr Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M LaMarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
KFFL Tim Heaney 11-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Alpha Football Expert Staff 10-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 10-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 10-Apr Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
CBS Sports Will Brinson 10-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
CNN-SI Don Banks 10-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
NESN Doug Kyed 10-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
NFL.com Mike Huguenin 10-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Sports Unbiased Zachary Cintron 10-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville David Yankey, G, Stanford
DraftTek Staff 9-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 9-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 9-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Walter Football Walt 9-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State
CBS Sports Rob Rang 8-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Draft Report Staff 8-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Fansided Josh Sanchez 8-Apr Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
NFL Draft Room Staff 8-Apr Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
The Sideline View Lance Zierlein 8-Apr Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Draft Preview Shawn Baptist 7-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Deone Buchanan, S, Washington State Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Draft Season Ultimate 7-Apr Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State
NFL Draft Geek Staff 7-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
Pro Football Talk Mike Florio 7-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
SB Nation Dan Kadar 7-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville LaMarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 7-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville David Yankey, G, Stanford DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Draft Board Guru Doug Martz 6-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida*
Geeking Football Staff 6-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Jason Verrett, CB, TCU Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State John Urschel, G, Penn State
Sports Bank Paul Banks 5-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
Breaking Football Staff 4-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
East Coast Sports Al Fronczak 4-Apr Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Football Fan Spot Staff 4-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Inside the Iggles Dave Searles 4-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
NFL's Future Staff 4-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Kyle van Noy, LB, BYU
Only College Sports Staff 4-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
CNN-SI Doug Farrar 3-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
ESPN Mel Kiper 3-Apr Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Keith McGill, CB, Utah Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Fanspeak Phil Thompson 3-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
New York Daily News Gary Myers 3-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
NFL.com Matt Smith 3-Apr Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
The Viking Age Adam Carlson 3-Apr Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo*
Leading the League Staff 2-Apr C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama*
Draft King Lou Pickney 1-Apr Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
NFL.com Bryan Fischer 1-Apr Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
900 Football Jay Goldberg 30-Mar Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
CNN-SI 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
FF Toolbox Staff 28-Mar Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Sports By Schmucks Staff 28-Mar Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
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
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
Draft Season Lomas 26-Mar Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Ourlads Staff 26-Mar Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Sporting News Eric Galko 26-Mar Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Backyard Banter Matthew Harmon 25-Mar Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma 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
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
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.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
NFL.com Chase Goodbread 13-Mar Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
With The First Pick Staff 13-Mar Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
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
Sports Jabber Staff 10-Mar Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
The Phinsider Kevin Nogle 10-Mar Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Draft Wiz Staff 9-Mar Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 7-Mar Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Tony Softli Tony Softli 7-Mar Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Football's Future Robert Davis 6-Mar Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
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 2-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
Vikings Territory Brett Anderson 24-Feb Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

There hasn't been a whole lot of movement in the position groups as a whole, but the vote distributions have changed a little bit in a couple of spots.

We'll start, as always, with the quarterback position, which accounts for a whopping 65 of this week's 85 first-round selections, a 76.5% share. Louisville signal-caller Teddy "Theodore" Bridgwater has opened up his lead even more, as his name appears 25 times this week (29.4). That gives him a nine-spot lead over Johnny Mondo Delicious Purple Ice Cream Football Manziel, who appears 16 times in this week's table (18.9%). Fresno State's Derek "Baby, You Can Drive My" Carr appears 14 times this week (16.5%), while Central Florida's Blake Bortles (who doesn't have a catchy nickname at this point) sees his total increase for the first time in a while, moving up to 10 selections (11.8%).

The linebackers hold steady in second place with just nine selections (10.6%). This week, that means each of the four quarterbacks appears more times individually than any other position group does in total. (Gee, reckon this team needs help at quarterback?) The pick breakdown is the same as it was last week, with Anthony Barr and Khalil Mack each accounting for four selections (4.7% each), and C.J. Mosley hanging on with one selection (1.2%).

Wide receivers and cornerbacks each wound up with four selections this week (4.7% each). On the receiver side, Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins each garnered two selections (2.4% each). For the cornerbacks, Justin Gilbert holds on to his two selections (2.4%), while Jason Verrett remains with one pick (1.2%), and Pete Prisco's fairly inexplicable decision to put Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller in the Vikings' spot gives him one pick as well (1.2%).

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix's two selections (2.4%) ensure that the safety position stays on the board this week, while Aaron Donald continues to represent the defensive tackles with his one selection (1.2%).

We'll top this off, as we always do, with the graphics. First off, the donut graph that will break down this week's selections only. As usual, you may click to embiggen.

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And we'll follow that up with the "Jell-o salad" graph that will let you see how players' stock has risen and fallen in the eyes of the experts over the past couple of months. You can click to embiggen this one as well.

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Yep. . .both of those graphs have a whole lot of purple, and not a whole lot of anything else. Of course, that doesn't mean this team is taking a quarterback on 8 May. . .we should know better than that by now.

And that's this week's installment of your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, ladies and gentlemen!

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