This, in all likelihood, will be the final version of the 2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database. Time permitting, I might try to sneak one in with all the other draft prep that we'll have going on for this week, but I'm not going to promise anything I'm not 100% sure that I can deliver on. We'll have to play this one by ear.
In this version, we're still at 100 mocks, and half of them are dated after the completion of v9.0 from last week. How much have things shifted? Has anyone even managed to put a tiny dent in the lead that Trae Waynes has over the rest of the field?
Well, here's the listing of mocks for this week.
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (11)||Round 2 (45)||Round 3 (76)|
|NFL Draft Geek||Site||25-Apr||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri||Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon||Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State|
|Bigfoot Sports||Bigfoot||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson|
|Draft Preview||Site||24-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA||Ali Marpet, G, Hobart|
|EDS Football||Kevin Hanson||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State||Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn|
|FanSpeak||Steve Shoup||24-Apr||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington||Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (FL)||Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas|
|FF Toolbox||Site||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Guy's NFL Draft||Site||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Los Angeles Times||Beat Writers||24-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|National Fanatic||James Fedewa||24-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Jalen Collins, CB, Louisiana State|
|NFL Draft Guru||Site||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL.com||Brian Baldinger||24-Apr||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|NFL.com||Zierlein/Reuter||24-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa||Tevin Coleman, RB, Alabama||P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State|
|Rotoworld||Josh Norris||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|The Huddle||John Tuvey||24-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|USA Today||Steven Ruiz||24-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|USA Today||Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz||24-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Walter Football||Walt||24-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||T.J. Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh||Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State|
|B-FLO 360||Site||23-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Draft Season||Onebar||23-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke|
|Draft Utopia||Chris Ransom||23-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State||A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina|
|First Down (Danish)||Staff||23-Apr||Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia|
|Football Draft Analysis||Site||23-Apr||Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia|
|Optimum Scouting||Eric Galko||23-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson|
|The Sports Bank||Paul Banks||23-Apr||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Yahoo! Sports||Shaun King||23-Apr||Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||22-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||22-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL Draft Blitz||Alex Khvatov||22-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian||Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana|
|NFL Spin Zone||Ryan Ratty||22-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||22-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||22-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|SI.com||Doug Farrar||22-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|UT San Diego||Eddie Brown||22-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Eric Rowe, CB, Utah||Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||21-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|DraftTek||Consensus||21-Apr||Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State||Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State|
|Geeking Football||Site||21-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|With the First Pick||Carl Cockerham||21-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson|
|Alpha Football||Site||20-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||20-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|College Football Metrics||R.C. Fisher||20-Apr||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington||T.J. Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh||David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa|
|Draft Season||Lupagus||20-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||20-Apr||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||20-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan|
|Scout Recruiting||Jamie Newberg||20-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||20-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville||Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington||Jeremiah Poutasi, OL, Utah|
|Better Than The Experts||Site||19-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Draft Ace||Site||19-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Heards Football Report||Mike Heard||19-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL Draft Room||Site||18-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa||Anthony Harris, S, Virginia|
|Atlanta Journal-Constitution||D. Orlando Ledbetter||17-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Dynamo||Site||17-Apr||Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin||Jalen Collins, CB, Louisiana State|
|Football's Future||Robert Davis||17-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|SI.com||Don Banks||16-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|Yahoo! Shutdown Corner||Eric Edholm||16-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Paul Dawson, LB, Texas Christian|
|NewsDay||Nick Klopsis||15-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||15-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Vikings Territory||Austin Belisle||15-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Arizona Republic||Bob McManaman||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|
|NESN||Doug Kyed||14-Apr||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|Riggo's Rags||Maurice Barksdale||14-Apr||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|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|
|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|
|The Viking Age||Adam Carlson||13-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Vikings Territory||Carl Knowles||13-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|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|
|ESPN In$ider||Mel Kiper||9-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Football Mock Draft||Site||7-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Independent Sports Journalists||Duncan Terry||7-Apr||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Draft Season||Ultimate||6-Apr||Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State|
|Dynasty League||Kritkos/Whalen||4-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Cheat Sheet||Jimmie Kaylor||3-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Ourlads||Site||2-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|The Big Lead||Jason McIntyre||2-Apr||Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri|
|Great Blue North||Site||1-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State||Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State||Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State|
|NFL Draft 101||Arman Markazi||1-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|NJ.com||Jordan Raanan||1-Apr||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|SI.com||Peter King||1-Apr||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|900 Football Links||Jay Goldberg||31-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa||Cedric Ogbuhei, OL, Texas A&M|
|Boyd's Bets||Jimmy Boyd||31-Mar||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|Stampede Blue||Josh Norris||31-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|Big Blue View||Invictus XI||30-Mar||Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa|
|ESPN In$ider||Todd McShay||30-Mar||La'el Collins, OL, Louisiana State|
|NFL Hispano (Spanish)||Urko Calavia||30-Mar||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|What You Otto Know||Otto (Presumably)||30-Mar||Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson|
|Inside the Iggles||Giorgos Kassakos||27-Mar||Landon Collins, S, Alabama|
|Total Sports Live||Nick Barlotta||26-Mar||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|Pride of Detroit||Alex Reno||25-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|Pro Football Spot||Scott Carasik||25-Mar||Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky|
|Mock Draft HQ||Max H.||14-Mar||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri|
|CBS Sports||Pat Kirwan||5-Mar||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
So, let's take a look at what we have data-wise.
The defensive backs continue to crush the field, as they have once again jumped over 50% of the entire donut, picking up 51 of our selections this week (51%). After a slight slip last week, Trae Waynes rebounded to take his highest percentage of votes yet, as he wound up with 46 selections this week (46%), cementing himself as the overall leader by a wide margin. Two of the three other defensive backs actually saw their support drop this week. Marcus Peters went from four selections to three (3%), while Landon Collins fell from two selections to one (1%). Kevin Johnson held steady with his one selection from last week (1%).
Wide receiver continue to hold on to second place, as they hold 26 of our 100 selections this week (26%). DeVante Parker picked up two more selections this week to move up to 19 picks (19%). Everyone else on the wide receiver side held steady this week. Kevin White and Amari Cooper each held on to three selections (3% each), while Dorial Green-Beckham kept his one selection (1%).
The offensive linemen are still in third place, but saw their share of things drop to just 13 of our 100 selections (13%). Brandon Scherff stayed in double digits, finishing this week's tally with ten selections as he did last week (10%). La'el Collins lost a selection to drop from three to two (2%). Andrus Peat suffered the biggest drop, as he fell from four selections last week to just one this week (1%).
Defensive linemen are up next with five selections this week (5%). Shane Ray picked up an extra selection to move from two to three this week (3%), while Alvin Dupree lost one to drop to just one selection (1%). For the second time in this process, Dante Fowler fell out of our table, and was replaced by our lone new face this week. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up one selection this week to find himself in our countdown for the first time (1%).
The running backs still garnered the same four selections that they did last week, but they're configured differently. Todd Gurley picked up an extra selection to move from two to three (3%), while Melvin Gordon lost one to drop from two to one (1%).
Last, but not least, Vic Beasley continues to be the lone linebacker on our list for this week, as he held steady at one selection (1%).
Two players fell off of the list this week. We mentioned Dante Fowler earlier, and Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers is also not on our list any more. Randy Gregory is the only new face this week.
With the addition of Gregory, there wound up being 23 different players projected to the Minnesota Vikings with the #11 overall selection in the first round throughout the pre-draft process. The colors representing 17 of those 23 players are visible on this week's donut graph, which gives a visual representation of the table listed above. Here's a look at that.
And finally, we have the Jell-o salad graph, which shows the fortunes of all 23 of those players over the weeks that we've covered, including when they debuted, if they dropped out, and how much of a share they had as time went on.
We hope you've enjoyed the third year of our Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, and have found it useful for determining how the experts see our favorite football team in the days, weeks, and months leading up to the NFL Draft. We'll be back with it again next year as well. But that's what we've got for this week and this off-season, folks. Have at it!