We have a new version of your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database for you to peruse this Saturday morning, and we are now officially up to 60 different looks at what the Minnesota Vikings will potentially be doing on draft day. And while we've had the same leader that we've had since the start this draft season, the gap between first and second place has closed significantly since last week. Just how much?
Well, here's a look at the table for this week, sorted by the most recently updated mock draft.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (11)||Round 2 (45)||Round 3 (76)|
|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|
|Vikings Territory||Brent LaBathe||6-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||5-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||5-Mar||Landon Collins, S, Alabama|
|Draft Ace||Site||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Draft Season||All-Blogger||5-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|ESPN In$ider||Mel Kiper||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Vikings Territory||Adam Warwas||5-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|With the First Pick||Carl Cockerham||5-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|DraftTek||Consensus||4-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn||Anthony Harris, S, Virginia|
|Pats Pulpit||Rich Hill||4-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|UT San Diego||Eddie Brown||4-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State||Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma|
|Walter Football||Walt||4-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama||Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest||Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart|
|XN Sports||Sam Spiegelman||4-Mar||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|Behind the Steel Curtain||Big Jay||3-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State||A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina|
|NFL Spin Zone||Freddie Boston||3-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||3-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||2-Mar||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|Geeking Football||Site||2-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|International Business Times||Anthony Riccobono||2-Mar||T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh|
|NESN||Doug Kyed||2-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|Roto Professor||Eric Stashin||2-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||2-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia||Alex Carter, CB, Stanford|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||2-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Duke Johnson, RB, Miami||Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||1-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Blogging the Boys||Draft Cowboys||28-Feb||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||27-Feb||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||27-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Geek||Site||26-Feb||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|Draft King||Lou Pickney||26-Feb||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|ESPN In$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|
|Ourlads||Site||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|
|Great Blue North||Site||10-Feb||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Cedric Ogbuehi, OL, Texas A&M||Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise 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||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|
So how does everything break down this week?
Well, the wide receivers are still leading the way in this week's database, but not by quite as much. Pass catchers make up 25 of our 60 selections this week (41.7%), and DeVante Parker still leads all players overall with 17 selections (28.3%). The other two receivers in our database this week both ended up with the same number of selections, but they're trending different directions. Both Amari Cooper and Kevin White ended up with four selections (6.7% each), but Cooper got there by doubling his selections from two to four, while White lost two selections from the six he had last week.
The defensive backs have roared into second place this week, gathering 17 overall selections (28.3%). This came largely on the strength of Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes, who made a huge jump from six last week to 15 this week (25%). He's now making a serious challenge to Parker's perch in the top spot. Landon Collins kept his pattern going, as he's gone from one selection to two, then back to one, and once again to two this week (3.3%).
Offensive linemen increased their holdings to 11 selections this week (18.3%). The new leader among offensive linemen is La'el Collins, who moved from three selections last week to four this week (6.7%). Brandon Scherff held steady with three selections (5%), and Andrus Peat double up this week, grabbing two selections (3.3%). T.J. Clemmings and Ereck Flowers each held on with one selection this week (1.7%).
The defensive line still accounts for four selections (6.7%), as both Shane Ray and Danny Shelton held on to the two selections they got last week (3.3% each). And once again last, but once again not least, Shaq Thompson continues to be the lone linebacker in the database this week, but increase his selection total for the second straight week, as he's now been tabbed three times (5%).
There were no new additions to this week's database, and the lone name to drop out this week is Dante Fowler.
So, let's put this into graphic form, shall we? We'll start with the donut graph that represents this week's selections, and you can see that we now have two big chunks that are nearly the same size.
And that brings us to our Jell-o salad graph, where you can see just how much the fortunes of Trae Waynes have jumped in the past seven days.
And that's your Mock Draft Database for this week, folks. Will Trae Waynes pass DeVante Parker by this time next week? We'll be here at the same time next Saturday with even more mock drafts to find out!