The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is officially in the books, ladies and gentlemen, and with that the "silly season" of NFL scouting is really going to start taking off. We have Pro Days on the horizon for the next five or six weeks (not to mention NFL free agency) all leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft from 30 April to 2 May in Chicago.
How has the Scouting Combine affected our Mock Draft Database? Well, the guy that was leading last time is still the leader, but he isn't running away with things to quite the extent he was a week ago.
We're up to 50 drafts in the database for this week, and here's the full list of what we looked at for this week's installment.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (11)||Round 2 (45)||Round 3 (76)|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||27-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||27-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Geek||Site||26-Feb||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|ESPN In$ider||Todd McShay||26-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Pride of Detroit||Alex Reno||26-Feb||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri|
|Rotoworld||Josh Norris||26-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Sabotage Football||Site||26-Feb||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington|
|With the First Pick||Carl Cockerham||26-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|DraftTek||Consensus||25-Feb||Dante Fowler, DE, Florida||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington||Cedric Ogbuehi, OL, Texas A&M|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||25-Feb||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||25-Feb||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|Sports on Earth||Matt Brown||25-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Walter Football||Walt||25-Feb||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa||Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest||Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||24-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||24-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||24-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Gang Green Nation||David Wyatt||24-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Scout Recruiting||Jamie Newberg||24-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||23-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|The Big Lead||Jason McIntyre||23-Feb||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||23-Feb||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama||Duke Johnson, RB, Miami||Kevin White, CB, TCU|
|Inside the Iggles||Anthony DiBona||20-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Stampede Blue||Stephen Reed||20-Feb||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|Draft Fever||Site||19-Feb||Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||18-Feb||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|UT San Diego||Eddie Brown||18-Feb||Landon Collins, S, Alabama||Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma||Tevin Coleman, LB, Indiana|
|Draft Ace||Site||17-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NewsDay||Nick Klopsis||17-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NJ.com||Jordan Raanan||16-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Roto Professor||Eric Stashin||16-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|The Red Mieni||Site||16-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|College Football Metrics||R.C. Fisher||15-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA||Tre' Jackson, G, Florida State|
|Geeking Football||Site||15-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Arizona Republic||Bob McManaman||13-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|EDS Football||Kevin Hanson||13-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||13-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||11-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Paul Lawson, LB, Texas Christian|
|ESPN In$ider||Mel Kiper||11-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|NFL Spin Zone||Ryan Disdier||11-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Pro Football Spot||Matt LaPan||11-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Great Blue North||Site||10-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Cedric Ogbuehi, OL, Texas A&M||Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State|
|Vikings Territory||Adam Warwas||9-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|The Viking Age||Adam Carlson||8-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|New York Post||Steve Serby||7-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Season||Lupagus||5-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||5-Feb||T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh|
|Draft Season||Onebar||30-Jan||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Vikings Territory||Carl Knowles||30-Jan||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Vikings Territory||Brent LaBathe||28-Jan||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||26-Jan||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington|
We have a couple of players returning to the database this week after a brief absence, and two new players making their debuts in this week's database.
We'll start, once again, with the wide receiver position, where DeVante Parker of Louisville is still the overall leader in our database by a significant margin. He does, however, have fewer selections than he did last week, as he dropped from 20 to 19, and with more mocks this week, he has a significantly smaller portion of the donut, coming in at 38% for this week. After his huge showing at the Combine, West Virginia wideout Kevin White dropped a bit in our database, as his six selections (12%) is one less than his total from last week. And Alabama's star receiver, Amari Cooper, has made his return to the database this week, being tabbed as a Vikings selection in two mocks (4%). That gives the wide receivers 27 out of 50 votes and a 54% share of first-round selections in the database overall.
Offensive linemen held on to the second place spot in the database this week, garnering a total of nine selections (18%). Brandon Scherff, the consensus top O-line prospect in the draft, picked up one more selection than he had last week to move from 2 to 3 picks (6%) in our database. Louisiana State guard/tackle La'el Collins did the same, going from two picks to 3 (6%) this week. Pitt offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings lost a selection to drop to just 1 out of 50 picks (2%), while Ereck Flowers from "The U" held on to his one selection from last week (2%). In addition, Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat made his return to the database following a one-week absence. He picked up one selection (2%).
The defensive backs are right on the offensive line's tail this week, as they are up to seven overall selections (14%). That comes largely on the strength of Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes, who jumped from two selections in last week's MDB to six in this week's installment (12%). Waynes is the consensus top cornerback prospect in this year's draft class, and put together a solid performance in Indianapolis as well. The other defensive back in our database, Alabama safety Landon Collins, dropped slightly this week. He went from two selections in last week's database to one in this week's (2%).
The defensive line is next on the list with five overall selections (10%). Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton held steady with two selections, as he had last week (4%). The other three selections come from the players that are making their first appearances in our database this week. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray pops up twice in this week's database (4%), while Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Dante Fowler shows up once on this week's list (2%).
Last, but not least, Shaq Thompson of Washington continues to hold it down for the linebacker position in our database. He garnered two selections (4%) this week, doubling his total from our previous installment.
Overall, fourteen different players have made an appearance in the database to this point, and all 14 of them appear in the database this week.
And now. . .pictures! Here we have this week's donut graph to show this week's distribution of selections.
And now, for the first time this season, the "Jell-o salad" graph to show the trends that have developed over the first three installments of our database.
I'm not sure why these pictures can't be embiggened like we've been able to do in previous years. I'll do my best to look into that prior to next week's installment.
When we get to next week's installment of the Mock Draft Database, we will be at the start of the "legal tampering" period of free agency, so we'll see if anything from the free agent rumor mill changes or affects things at all. But that's what we have for this week, folks. We'll see you back here again next Saturday!