It's Saturday again, everybody, and that means it's time for the latest installment of The Daily Norseman's Mock Draft Database. Let's take a look at what everyone across these great interwebs of ours is projecting for the Minnesota Vikings this week.
Here is this week's table, which is up to 68 mock drafts, meaning the graphs later are going to be taking a total of 136 selections into account for the first round.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (23)||Round 1 (25)||Round 2 (52)||Round 3 (83)|
|Behind the Steel Curtain||Big_Jay71||25-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia|
|Big Blue View||Jesse Bartolis||19-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA|
|Big Cat Country||Alfie Crow||30-Mar||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|Big Cat Country||Adam Stites||1-Apr||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|Mocking the Draft||Matthew Fairburn||18-Mar||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||1-Apr||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Robert Woods, WR, USC|
|Atlanta Journal-Constitution||D. Orlando Ledbetter||29-Mar||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia|
|AZ Central||Bob McManaman||3-Apr||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||2-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||1-Apr||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|CBS Sports||Clark Judge||1-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||1-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||1-Apr||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||2-Apr||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|College 2 Pro||Bo Marchionte||17-Mar||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|Draft Countdown||Scott Wright||22-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|Draft Daddy||Matt Bitonti||2-Apr||Margus Hunt, DE, SMU||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||5-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State|
|Draft Season||Matt Falk||2-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|Draft Season||Nik Edlund||6-Apr||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State||Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall|
|Draft Season||Will Lomas||3-Apr||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut||Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||27-Mar||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia|
|DraftTek||Consensus||2-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Will Davis, CB, Utah State|
|East Coast Sports News||Al Fronczak||2-Apr||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||4-Apr||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|ESPN||Todd McShay||4-Apr||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|Fansided||Josh Hill||1-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|Fansided||Josh Sanchez||25-Mar||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Matt Barkley, QB, USC|
|Fanspeak||Steve Shoup||1-Apr||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State||Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern|
|Fantasy Football Auction||Slim||4-Apr||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|FF Toolbox||Matt Binstock||26-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU|
|FF Toolbox||Matt De Lima||19-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||John Jenkins, DT, Georgia||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU|
|FF Toolbox||Ricky Dimon||2-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers|
|FF Toolbox||Ben Standig||3-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|FF Toolbox||Rob Warner||27-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||24-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington|
|Fox Sports||Peter Schrager||2-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Matt Barkley, QB, USC|
|Great Blue North Draft Report||4-Apr||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers||Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Guy Pritchard||6-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers|
|Mitchell Draft Company||3-Apr||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU|
|Mocks and Locks||19-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M|
|My NFL Draft||5-Apr||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Keenan Allen, WR, California||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|National Football Post||Russ Lande||3-Apr||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|NFL Draft Geek||6-Apr||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|NFL.com||Gil Brandt||27-Mar||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||15-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Robert Woods, WR, USC|
|NFL.com||Charley Casserly||25-Mar||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|NFL.com||Akbar Gbaja-Biamila||1-Apr||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||20-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|NFL.com||Josh Norris||13-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|NFL.com||Matt Smith||18-Mar||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|NFL Draft Blitz||25-Mar||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Larry Warford, G, Kentucky||Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State|
|NFL Draft Room||4-Apr||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M|
|Palm Beach Post||Ben Volin||4-Apr||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|QI Sports||3-Apr||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|Rotoworld||Evan Silva||25-Mar||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International|
|SI.com||Don Banks||4-Apr||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||1-Apr||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|Sporting News||Vinnie Iyer||5-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|The New NFL Draft||Chuck||6-Apr||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn|
|The New NFL Draft||Orinda||6-Apr||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut||Matt Scott, QB, Arizona|
|The New NFL Draft||Hunter Stewart||2-Apr||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU||Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana||Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State|
|The New NFL Draft||Tyler||5-Apr||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State||Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State|
|USA Today||Nate Davis||26-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||27-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU|
|Vikings Territory||Adam Warwas||20-Mar||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||31-Mar||Keenan Allen, WR, California||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse|
|Walter Football||Walt||3-Apr||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson||Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame||Travis Frederick, G, Wisconsin|
Once again, California wide receiver Keenan Allen is on top of the board with 24 selections in 136 picks, but his lead is nowhere near as dominant as it once was. In fact, Allen is now just four picks ahead of the man in second place, North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams. His name appeared 20 times in this week's installment of the database, pushing him into a solid second place.
And, yes, love it or hate it, the "Manti Te'o to Minnesota" train is really starting to pick up steam. The Notre Dame middle linebacker is in third place on this week's chart with 13 selections, narrowly edging out West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, who was picked 11 times. A couple of wide receivers are in a tie to round out the top five (well, six, thanks to the tie) as Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins and Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson each appear nine times in this week's database.
We have two new names in this week's table. Those names are Southern Methodist defensive end Margus Hunt, and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones was, at one point, a sure-fire top ten pick until questions about a neck injury started to surface. That's pushed him down the board as we get closer to draft day.
Re-appearing in this week's database after a two-week absence is Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who has apparently been given a clean bill of health after a heart scare around the time of the NFL Scouting Combine.
Dropping out of the database this week are North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper and Florida State defensive end Cornelius Carradine, both of whom had one-week cameos in last week's edition of the database.
Of the 136 selections this week, the wide receivers are still the dominant force, having been selected 57 times (41.9%) in those selections. Defensive tackle is in a solid second place, with 35 selections (25.7%). Linebacker remains in third place this week with 22 selections (16.2%), while the defensive backs sit in the fourth spot with 14 picks (10.3%). The defensive end position is next in line with 6 selections (4.4%), while quarterback brings up the rear with two picks (1.5%). Offensive line is not represented in the first round in this week's database.
With that, on to the pictures. As always, you can click on the smaller pictures to embiggen. As always, we start with the donut chart.
And now on to the trends graph, where you can see the momentum that Sylvester Williams and Manti Te'o have picked up over the past couple of weeks.
And there you have this week's installment of The Daily Norseman's Mock Draft Database. Only two more of these bad boys to go until we hit the 2013 NFL Draft, ladies and gentlemen.
If you have a draft that we can link to that you'd like to see in the final couple of versions of our database, go ahead and send me an e-mail at DailyNorseman at GMail.