In the last round of voting, we got rid of one potential future member of the Minnesota Vikings with the last name of Collins. This time around, the tribe has decided that we didn't need the other one, either.
LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins was the unlucky prospect that was booted off of the island in Round Seven of our Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor voting. There weren't quite as many votes cast this time around, with only 1,395 folks finding their way to the virtual ballot box. Collins picked up a healthy percentage of the vote, as his 525 votes gave him around 38% of the pot this time around.
Only one other prospect was close this time around, that being Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. Peters got 465 votes, or around 33%. The next highest vote total went to West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. . .and, to show how far behind he was, he got just 182 votes, right around 13%.
Brandon Scherff, the lone offensive lineman remaining after Collins' ouster, was the low man on the totem pole this time, receiving just 2% of the vote. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was next at 3%, and Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes at 4%. Louisville receiver DeVante Parker was right in the middle. . .not in the bottom three or the top three. . .with 7% of the votes this time around.
So, our eliminations have been as follows:
Round 1 - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Round 2 - Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)
Round 3 - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Round 4 - Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
Round 5 - Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
Round 6 - Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Round 7 - La'el Collins, OT, LSU
Round Eight will be posted here shortly. . .based on this last round of voting, it looks like we already have our next person to be voted off, but after that it appears that everything is pretty closely bunched. We'll see how things turn out.