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2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v2.0

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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.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v2.0

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.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database Trends v2.0

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!