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2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v9.0

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the penultimate edition of the 2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database. We'll have this version and one next Saturday, and that will likely be it before the actual 2015 NFL Draft gets underway in Chicago. There's a small chance that I could knock out another one before next Saturday (which would be the 25th) and the draft (which starts on the 30th), but will all the other stuff that needs to be done to prepare for the draft, I'm not going to guarantee anything.

We're still at 100 mock drafts for our database, and nearly half of them are dated after last week's update, so we have plenty of turnover this time around. How much change will there be? Well, let's take a look at this week's table to find out.

Site Name Date Round 1 (11) Round 2 (45) Round 3 (76)
FanSpeak Steve Shoup 18-Apr Marcus Peters, CB, Washington Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (FL) Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
Atlanta Journal-Constitution D. Orlando Ledbetter 17-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
CBS Sports Will Brinson 17-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Draft Dynamo Site 17-Apr Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Jalen Collins, CB, Louisiana State
Draft Preview Site 17-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
EDS Football Kevin Hanson 17-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
Football's Future Robert Davis 17-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Bigfoot Sports Bigfoot 16-Apr Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson
Draft Utopia Chris Ransom 16-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
SI.com Don Banks 16-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Walter Football Walt 16-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (FL)
Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Eric Edholm 16-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian
B-FLO 360 Site 15-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 15-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
CBS Sports Rob Rang 15-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
DraftTek Consensus 15-Apr Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
NewsDay Nick Klopsis 15-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NFL.com Charles Davis 15-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 15-Apr Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
UT San Diego Eddie Brown 15-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson Ali Marpet, G, Hobart
Arizona Republic Bob McManaman 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Better Than The Experts Site 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 14-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
Draft King Lou Pickney 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Geeking Football Site 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Cedric Ogbuhei, OL, Texas A&M Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
NESN Doug Kyed 14-Apr Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Riggo's Rags Maurice Barksdale 14-Apr La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State
Rotoworld Josh Norris 14-Apr Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
SI.com Chris Burke 14-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (FL)
Stampede Blue Stephen Reed 14-Apr Shane Ray, DE, Missouri D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State
USA Today Nate Davis 14-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Alpha Football Site 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
Daily Norseman Community Mock 13-Apr Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
Mac Sports and Suds Mac 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NFL Draft Countdown Scott Wright 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Jake Fisher, OL, Oregon Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian
NFL.com Charley Casserly 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Real GM Jeff Risdon 13-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
SB Nation Dan Kadar 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
Scout Recruiting Jamie Newberg 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Viking Age Adam Carlson 13-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 13-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Marcus Peters, CB, Washington Jeremiah Poutasi, OL, Utah
NFL Draft Room Site 12-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
Business Insider Cork Gaines 10-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
SB Nation Blogger Mock 10-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
SportSmasher Site 10-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Draft Season Onebar 9-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson
ESPN In$ider Mel Kiper 9-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Football Draft Analysis Site 9-Apr Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
NFL Draft Geek Site 9-Apr Shane Ray, DE, Missouri Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Guy's NFL Draft Site 8-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NFL Spin Zone Stephen Forsha 8-Apr Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 8-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Football Mock Draft Site 7-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Independent Sports Journalists Duncan Terry 7-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Draft Season Ultimate 6-Apr Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
NFL.com Brian Baldinger 6-Apr DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Dynasty League Kritkos/Whalen 4-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Cheat Sheet Jimmie Kaylor 3-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Ourlads Site 2-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 2-Apr Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
Great Blue North Site 1-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State
NFL Draft 101 Arman Markazi 1-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NJ.com Jordan Raanan 1-Apr Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
SI.com Peter King 1-Apr Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
900 Football Links Jay Goldberg 31-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa Cedric Ogbuhei, OL, Texas A&M
Boyd's Bets Jimmy Boyd 31-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Stampede Blue Josh Norris 31-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Big Blue View Invictus XI 30-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Draft Season Lupagus 30-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (FL) Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke
ESPN In$ider Todd McShay 30-Mar La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State
NFL Hispano (Spanish) Urko Calavia 30-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 30-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
What You Otto Know Otto (Presumably) 30-Mar Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
Inside the Iggles Giorgos Kassakos 27-Mar Landon Collins, S, Alabama
NFL Draft Blitz Jonathan Mack 27-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
National Fanatic James Fedewa 26-Mar La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State
Total Sports Live Nick Barlotta 26-Mar Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Yahoo! Sports Shaun King 26-Mar Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Optimum Scouting Eric Galko 25-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
Pride of Detroit Alex Reno 25-Mar Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Pro Football Spot Scott Carasik 25-Mar Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
Sporting News Eric Galko 24-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
Roto Professor Eric Stashin 23-Mar Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)
College Football Metrics R.C. Fisher 22-Mar Marcus Peters, CB, Washington T.J. Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
FF Toolbox Site 20-Mar Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Sun Sentinel Omar Kelly 20-Mar Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
First Down (Danish) Lars Aanæs 19-Mar Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Purple Reign Will Grabill 19-Mar Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 18-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
DC Pro Sports Report Site 17-Mar DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Danielle Hunter, DE, Louisiana State
Draft Ace Site 17-Mar Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Red Mieni Site 16-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
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
CBS Sports Pat Kirwan 5-Mar Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

So, there are a few small changes this week, and it will be interesting to see if those are part of a larger trend going into next week's final version.

The defensive backs continue to lead the way this time around, but for the first time in a while, they've dropped below 50% of the entire donut, as they garnered 49 of the 100 overall selections this time around (49%). Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes continues to lead the way, but for the first time in our database his share has actually decreased. Waynes was at 44 selections last week, but this week has dropped to 41 (41%). Washington cornerback Marcus Peters now has the second-highest total among the defensive backs, as he moved from three selections last week to four this week (4%). Alabama safety Landon Collins fell a bit, as he only has two selections this week (2%). The lone new face in our database this week belongs to Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson, who ended up with one selection (1%).

Wide receivers continued to hold on to the second spot, though their lead over the offensive linemen is getting slimmer. The pass catchers got 24 of our 100 selections this week (24%). Louisville receiver DeVante Parker continues to lead the field, but saw his percentage drop from last week. He dropped from 19 selections to 17 (17%). Kevin White of West Virginia and Amari Cooper of Alabama each wound up with three selections this week (3% each), as White lost one selection from last week's database while Cooper gained one. Dorial Green-Beckham hangs on to his one selection from last week (1%).

The offensive line is getting closer to the receivers, but it's unlikely they'll catch them by the time next week rolls around. Offensive linemen received 18 selections this week, paced by Iowa guard/tackle Brandon Scherff. Scherff managed to inch up to 10 selections this week (10%), making him just the third person in the database to reach double figures. Andrus Peat of Stanford and La'el Collins of LSU each picked up one selection this week, moving them to four and three, respectively (4%, 3%). Ereck Flowers from "The U" held on to his one selection from last week as well (1%).

The defensive linemen held steady from last week, totaling five selections this time around (5%), but they're configured slightly differently. Shane Ray of Missouri and Alvin Dupree of Kentucky each find themselves with two selections this week (2% each), as that came from Ray losing one selection from last week and Dupree gaining one. Florida defensive end Dante Fowler held steady at one selection (1%).

No changes at the other two positions, as Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon each retained their two selections from last week (2% each) to give the running back position four selections, while Vic Beasley of Clemson remains the lone linebacker in the database this time around with his one selection (1%).

Nobody dropped out of the database this week, and Kevin Johnson was the one new name, as mentioned earlier.

So, let's move on to the graphics, starting with the donut graph comprised of this week's selections.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v9.0

And now, the Jell-o salad graph that shows the trends that we've witness over the last ten weeks concerning the Minnesota Vikings and the #11 overall pick.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database Trends v9.0

And there you have our Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. What do you think?