It's time for the latest version of your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database! This update might be a little more murky than what we'll see in the future. . .we're at that stage where some sites have updated their mocks based on what's happened in the early stages of free agency, and some haven't quite gotten around to it yet. Hopefully next week things will clear up a bit.
Not a huge update this week, as we've only jumped to 58 mocks on our list. We have one new name and a couple of names that have disappeared. So, without any further ado, here is your list of mocks for this week.
|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||10-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA||Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU||Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State||Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke|
|Arrowhead Pride||Matt Verderame||27-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Cat Scratch Reader||Stevie Mercury||07-Mar||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
|Breaking Football||Staff||26-Feb||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||14-Mar||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||10-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||14-Mar||Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||13-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||10-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||14-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|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||09-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|DraftTek||Staff||13-Mar||Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State||Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State||A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama||Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson|
|Draft Preview||Shawn Baptist||12-Feb||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||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|
|Draft Wiz||Staff||9-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|ESPN||Mel Kiper||14-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|ESPN||Todd McShay||6-Mar||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|Fansided||Josh Sanchez||26-Feb||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|Fanspeak||Phil Thompson||12-Mar||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||13-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 101||Marc Sluis||10-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford||James Hurst, OT, North Carolina||Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood|
|NFL Draft Geek||Staff||3-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin|
|NFL Draft Room||Staff||10-Mar||Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||12-Mar||Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame||Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State|
|Ourlads||Staff||10-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|The Phinsider||Kevin Nogle||20-Feb||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Pro Football Talk||Mike Florio||10-Mar||Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida|
|Rotoworld||Evan Silva||1-Mar||Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M|
|Sports Jabber||Staff||10-Mar||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA|
|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||10-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA||Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina||Craig Loston, S, LSU|
|Walter Football||Walt||11-Mar||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M||Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA||Craig Loston, S, LSU||Dominique Easley, DE, Florida|
|With The First Pick||Staff||13-Mar||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|Yahoo! Shutdown Corner||Eric Edholm||13-Feb||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville||Dominique Easley, DT, Florida|
As you can see, despite the re-signing of Matt Cassell, quarterback is still the dominant position in this week's database, comprising 39 of our 58 selections (67.2%). Derek Carr is still your most selected player, as his name appears 16 times in this week's list (27.6%). Johnny Mondo Delicious Ice Cream Football Manziel has jumped into second place among quarterbacks (and overall) with 10 selections (17.2%), while Teddy "Theodore" Bridgewater drops to third with seven picks (12.1%). Blake Bortles appears six times (10.3%) to round out the signal callers.
The linebacker position appears 13 times (22.4%), and that position is still being dominated by UCLA's Anthony Barr. Barr appears eight times in our database this week (13.8%), while we get three selections for Buffalo's Khalil Mack (5.2%) and two selections for Alabama's C.J. Mosley (3.4%).
The new guy this week is Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, who was drafted for the Vikings by the folks from DraftTek. His one selection gives him 1.7% of the pie this week (or donut, if you will), and with Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert holding steady with two selections (3.4%), that gives the cornerbacks three selections, good enough for third place by position this week.
We still have two wide receiver selections this week, as Texas A&M's Mike Evans and Clemson's Sammy Watkins each get 1.7% of this week's selections. Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix rounds things out with his single selection, helping him to hold steady from last week.
Leaving our database this week are USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy.
Here are your visual representations for this week, starting with the donut graph that breaks down the picks for this week only. As always, you may click to embiggen.
And finally the "Jell-o salad" graph for this week, charting the rising and falling of each individual that's appeared in our database so far.
And that's your Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen! Hopefully you've enjoyed it. . .and hopefully we'll have a more significant update next week.