I thought about giving the Mock Draft Database the week off this week, in light of yesterday's big trade for wide receiver Mike Wallace and the dominance that the wide receiver position has had in our database thus far. However, I figured that we could see the change next week whether we take this week off or not, so we're back with Version 4.0 of the 2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.
We are now officially up to 70 mocks in the database this week, so let's start out with the full list of mocks that went into this week's numbers.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (11)||Round 2 (45)||Round 3 (76)|
|DraftTek||Consensus||13-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest||Clive Walford, TE, Miami|
|NFL.com||Brian Baldinger||13-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|Draft Utopia||Chris Ransom||12-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama||Alex Carter, CB, Stanford||Arie Kouandjio, OL, Alabama|
|SI.com||Chris Burke||12-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||11-Mar||Landon Collins, S, Alabama|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||11-Mar||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||11-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Sports GIF||Site||11-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|The Sports Bank||Paul Banks||11-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|UT San Diego||Eddie Brown||11-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon|
|Vikings Journal||Bo Mitchell||11-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|Walter Football||Walt||11-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama||Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest||Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart|
|Great Blue North||Site||9-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||9-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||9-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama||Alex Carter, CB, Stanford||Kwon Alexander, LB, Louisiana State|
|Bigfoot Sports||Bigfoot||8-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NFL Spin Zone||Stephen Forsha||8-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Ourlads||Site||8-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Geeking Football||Site||7-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Draft Season||Lupagus||6-Mar||Landon Collins, S, Alabama||Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon|
|EDS Football||Kevin Hanson||6-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||6-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Turf Show Times||Douglas M||6-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Vikings Territory||Brent LaBathe||6-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||5-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|Draft Ace||Site||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Draft Season||All-Blogger||5-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|ESPN In$ider||Mel Kiper||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL Draft Geek||Site||5-Mar||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|Vikings Territory||Adam Warwas||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|With the First Pick||Carl Cockerham||5-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|Pats Pulpit||Rich Hill||4-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|XN Sports||Sam Spiegelman||4-Mar||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|Behind the Steel Curtain||Big Jay||3-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State||A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina|
|NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||3-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|International Business Times||Anthony Riccobono||2-Mar||T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh|
|NESN||Doug Kyed||2-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|NFL Draft Blitz||Jonathan Mack||2-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Roto Professor||Eric Stashin||2-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Blogging the Boys||Draft Cowboys||28-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||27-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||27-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||26-Feb||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|ESPN In$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|
|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|
|Gang Green Nation||David Wyatt||24-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Scout Recruiting||Jamie Newberg||24-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|College Football Metrics||R.C. Fisher||23-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington||Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke|
|The Big Lead||Jason McIntyre||23-Feb||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|Vikings Territory||Austin Belisle||21-Feb||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington|
|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)|
|NewsDay||Nick Klopsis||17-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NJ.com||Jordan Raanan||16-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|The Red Mieni||Site||16-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Arizona Republic||Bob McManaman||13-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Sporting News||Eric Galko||13-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||11-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian|
|Pro Football Spot||Matt LaPan||11-Feb||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|The Viking Age||Adam Carlson||8-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|New York Post||Steve Serby||7-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Season||Onebar||30-Jan||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Vikings Territory||Carl Knowles||30-Jan||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Vikings Territory||Brett Anderson||26-Jan||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington|
There have been a few changes, number-wise, but nothing too significant. I'm guessing, however, that will change next week as more mock drafts are changed to reflect the Wallace trade. I don't think it will necessarily eliminate the Vikings taking a wide receiver at #11, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the primary focus shift to different places.
For now, however, the wide receivers continue to top our board, but they're below 50% for the first time, as they hold 32 of the 70 selections on our board (45.7%). Louisville receiver DeVante Parker continues to hold our top overall spot with 20 of those 70 selections (28.6%), which is up from the 17 he had last week. Kevin White of West Virginia and Amari Cooper of Alabama both increased their holdings this week as well, as they both jumped from four selections to six (8.6% each).
Next we have the defensive backs, who I suspect will take over next week, holding on to 19 of our 70 selections (27.1%). Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes continues to lead the way for them, as he's gone from 15 selections last week to 17 this time around (24.3%). Alabama safety Landon Collins holds steady this week with two selections (2.9%).
Offensive linemen, who I guess will also see a jump next week, are next on the list with 12 total picks (17.1%). Brandon Scherff of Iowa picked up an extra selection this week to bump him up from three to four (5.7%), enough to tie him with LSU guard La'el Collins (5.7%). Andrus Peat of Stanford held steady with two selections (2.9%), while Ereck Flowers and T.J. Clemmings each held on to one selection (1.4% each).
The rest of the spots remain the same this time around. Defensive linemen continue to hold four picks (5.7%) in this week's database, as Shane Ray and Danny Shelton each account for two selections this week (2.9% each), while Shaq Thompson holds steady at the linebacker spot with three selections (4.3%).
So, on to the graphical representations, starting with this week's donut graph and a breakdown of this week's selections.
And, lastly, the Jell-o salad graph depicting the overall trend. Like I said, next week at this time I'm guessing the purple sections of this graph will be much smaller than they currently are.
So that's your mock draft database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. What kind of changes will the next seven days bring? You'll have to be here next week to find out!