Since we are leading up to the draft here, it's time to try to start something to track who has the Minnesota Vikings selecting which players when. To that end, with the help of our friends over at The Phinsider, I have put together this little table to help us track these sorts of things.
I will effort to update this every Saturday between now and draft day. Some weeks we might add mock drafts, some weeks we might drop some off, but there should be a pretty decent number of them every week for your reading pleasure.
So, with that, here is the first version of The Daily Norseman's 2013 Mock Draft Database.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (23)||Round 2 (51)||Round 2 (84)|
|Mocking the Draft||Matthew Fairburn||14-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|The New NFL Draft||17-Jan||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||16-Jan||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||16-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||16-Jan||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|DraftTek||17-Jan||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Kevin Minter, LB, Louisiana State||Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois|
|Fansided||Josh Sanchez||14-Jan||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Football Fan Spot||Steven Lourie||13-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Guy Pritchard||17-Jan||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|My NFL Draft||15-Jan||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||James Christensen||14-Jan||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Dan Hope||8-Jan||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|NEPatriotsDraft.com||Matthew Jones||9-Jan||Robert Woods, WR, Southern California|
|NFL Draft Geek||12-Jan||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor|
|Walter Football||Walt||16-Jan||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia||Robert Woods, WR, Southern California||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||18-Jan||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||T.J. McDonald, S, USC|
|Draft Countdown||Scott Wright||18-Jan||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Draft Season||Matt Falk||14-Jan||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|Draft Season||Nik Edlund||3-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|Draft Season||Will Lomas||16-Jan||Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||16-Jan||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor|
|FFToolbox||Jeff Christensen||16-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|FFToolbox||Matt De Lima||17-Jan||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida||Kevin Minter, LB, Louisiana State|
|FFToolbox||Rob Warner||17-Jan||Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor||Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||16-Jan||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee|
|Fox Sports||Peter Schrager||2-Jan||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia|
|Great Blue North||4-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|NFL.com||Gil Brandt||15-Jan||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|NFL.com||Albert Breer||15-Jan||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||15-Jan||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||15-Jan||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||15-Jan||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee|
|NFL.com||Josh Norris||14-Jan||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|Sporting News||Vinnie Iyer||3-Jan||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
Now, since my Excel-fu is a bit weak. . .getting the table there to format into HTML was a gigantic pain in the tail until I figured out what I was doing. . .I can't offer you a pie graph. But, you know what's better than pie anyway?
A donut graph!
Of the 34 drafts we have presented here, 21 (61.8%) have the Vikings selecting a wide receiver in the first round of this year's selection meeting. 11 (32.4%) have them going after a defensive tackle, with one vote each for a cornerback or a linebacker (about 2.9% for each position).
As I said, as we progress along, we will likely have more drafts to add to this, but this gives us a pretty good first guess at which direction the "experts" think the Minnesota Vikings will be going in the 2013 NFL Draft. Again, I will effort to update this on Saturdays for everyone to have a look at.
Do you agree with what this is saying, folks? Are the Vikings destined to take a wide receiver or a defensive tackle with their first selection?