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2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v5.0

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We're less than six weeks away from the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, and for the first time this season we have a new leader in our Mock Draft Database.

We're up to 80 different mocks in our list, so let's go ahead and get to those now. As usual, these are sorted by the date they were last updated, with the most recent on top.

Site Name Date Round 1 (11) Round 2 (45) Round 3 (76)
Draft Season Ultimate 20-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 19-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 18-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Walter Football Walt 18-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 17-Mar Landon Collins, S, Alabama
DraftTek Consensus 17-Mar Landon Collins, S, Alabama Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest Tre' Jackson, G, Florida State
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 17-Mar Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
900 Football Links Jay Goldberg 16-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Alpha Football Site 16-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
CBS Sports Rob Rang 16-Mar Landon Collins, S, Alabama
College Football Metrics R.C. Fisher 16-Mar Marcus Peters, CB, Washington T.J. Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
Draft Dynamo Site 16-Mar Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Jalen Collins, CB, Louisiana State
NFL Draft Geek Site 16-Mar Shane Ray, DE, Missouri Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
SB Nation Dan Kadar 16-Mar Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Scout Recruiting Jamie Newberg 16-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Red Mieni Site 16-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 16-Mar Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State Kwon Alexander, LB, Louisiana State
DC Pro Sports Report Site 15-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Danielle Hunter, DE, Louisiana State
NFL.com Charley Casserly 15-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Today's Pigskin Stephen Sheehan 15-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Vikings Territory Austin Belisle 15-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Designated Scouting Geoffrey Godfrey 14-Mar Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
FF Toolbox Site 14-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Mock Draft Heaven Site 14-Mar Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Mock Draft HQ D. Wash 14-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
XN Sports Sam Spiegelman 14-Mar Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
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
Sports GIF Site 11-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
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
Great Blue North Site 9-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
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
Inside the Iggles Bret Stuter 7-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NewsDay Nick Klopsis 7-Mar Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
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$ider Mel Kiper 5-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Vikings Territory Adam Warwas 5-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
With the First Pick Carl Cockerham 5-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State
Pats Pulpit Rich Hill 4-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Behind the Steel Curtain Big Jay 3-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 3-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
International Business Times Anthony Riccobono 2-Mar T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
NESN Doug Kyed 2-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
NFL Draft Blitz Jonathan Mack 2-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Roto Professor Eric Stashin 2-Mar Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Blogging the Boys Draft Cowboys 28-Feb La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 27-Feb Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 27-Feb DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Draft King Lou Pickney 26-Feb Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
ESPN In$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 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
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 23-Feb Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Stampede Blue Stephen Reed 20-Feb Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
Draft Fever Site 19-Feb Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)
NJ.com Jordan Raanan 16-Feb Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Arizona Republic Bob McManaman 13-Feb DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Sporting News Eric Galko 13-Feb La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State
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

I'm sure you noticed a couple of new names on the list, and we'll get to them as we move along.

The wide receivers are holding on to the slimmest of leads in our database this week, as they hold 31 of the 80 selections (38.8%) in this week's table. Even though he is no longer the individual overall leader, Louisville's DeVante Parker still leads the wide receiver group, holding steady with his 20 overall picks (25%) this week. Kevin White of West Virginia also held steady this week, hanging on to his six selections (7.5%), while Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper lost one selection this week to fall to five (6.3%).

Defensive backs are gaining rapidly this week, as they hold 29 overall picks this week (36.3%). The charge was led by another big week for our new overall leader, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes. Wayne's increased his share of the pie to 24 selections this week (30%). Alabama safety Landon Collins doubled his stock this week, going from two selections to four (5%), and the cornerbacks bring us one of this week's new names, as Washington cornerback Marcus Peters appears for the first time with one selection (1.3%).

The offensive line continues to hold the bronze medal position in our database, as this week they have 12 of our 80 selections (15%). Iowa guard/tackle Brandon Scherff increased his lead this week by grabbing five selections (6.3%), and Stanford tackle Andrus Peat also gained ground, as he wound up with three selections this week (3.8%). Louisiana State's La'el Collins dropped to two selections this week (2.5%), while Ereck Flowers out of Miami and T.J. Clemmings from Pitt each held on to one selection this week (1.3%).

The defensive line remains the same, as Missouri defensive end Shane Ray and Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton each held on to their two selections this week (2.5%). Shelton's teammate with the Huskies, Shaq Thompson, continues to be the lone linebacker represented in this week's database, but he dropped down to two selections (2.5%).

Lastly, to round things out, we have our first running back making an appearance, as two mock drafts have tabbed the Vikings to take Adrian Peterson's replacement early with the selection of Melvin Gordon out of Wisconsin (2.5%).

So, let's move to the graphics, starting with this week's donut graph for the selections from v5.0 of the database only.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v5.0

And now, this week's Jell-o salad graph so we can see how the fortunes of different players have risen and fallen over the past six weeks (counting the pre-Combine version).

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database Trends v5.0

And that's a look at this week's Mock Draft Database for the Minnesota Vikings, ladies and gentlemen. Will there be any more changes next week as free agency continues to progress?