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2016 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database: Version 4.0

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We're well into free agency in the National Football League and are turning the corner towards the 2016 NFL Draft. Some of the things that the Minnesota Vikings have done in free agency are starting to impact what pundits across the internet are envisioning Rick Spielman and company doing at this year's selection meeting, so let's see what we have going on.

We have expanded our Mock Draft Database to 70 different mocks for this week, and half of them have been updated since last week's Database went live. As you'll be able to see, we're seeing more of a swing towards the position that has dominated our Database through the first part of this pre-draft season.

With that, here are the 70 mocks that make up this week's Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.

Site Name Date Round 1 (23) Round 2 (54) Round 3 (86)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 19-Mar Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Alpha Football Staff 18-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
Sleeper U Staff 18-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
College Football Metrics Xavier Cromartie 17-Mar Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi Su'a Cravens, LB, Southern California T.J. Green, S, Clemson
Draft King Lou Pickney 17-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Draft Site D.J. Boyer 17-Mar Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
NFL Mock Staff 17-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Su'a Cravens, LB, Southern California Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
Roto Professor Eric Stashin 17-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 17-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
CBS Sports Will Brinson 16-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Draft Wire Jon Ledyard 16-Mar Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
DraftTek Consensus 16-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 16-Mar Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
Rotoworld Josh Norris 16-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
SI.com Chris Burke 16-Mar Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 16-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State Sean Davis, S, Maryland
Bigfoot Sports Staff 15-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Draft Utopia Chris Ransom 15-Mar Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
Fanspeak Steve Shoup 15-Mar Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Mock Draft Central Nick 15-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Pro Football Focus Cris Collinsworth 15-Mar Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Riggo's Rag Maurice Barksdale 15-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Breaking the Shield Staff 14-Mar Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
CBS Sports Rob Rang 14-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
CBS Sports Dane Brugler 14-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
CSN Philly Paul Hudrick 14-Mar Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Draft Ace Ryan McCrystal 14-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
My NFL Draft Staff 14-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 14-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
SB Nation Dan Kadar 14-Mar Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 14-Mar Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
24/7 Sports Luke Rogers 13-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Football Dialogue Pat Schuster 13-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
BFLO360 BFLO 12-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Mock Draft HQ Staff 12-Mar Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Cover32 Patrick Cooper 11-Mar Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
Draft Scout 24/7 Staff 11-Mar Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
EDS Football Kevin Hanson 11-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Man Cave Sports D.J. Pitillo 11-Mar Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
NESN Staff 11-Mar Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
NFL.com Chad Reuter 11-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Tankathon Staff 11-Mar Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
Football Draft Analysis Staff 10-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Guy's NFL Draft Locker Room Guy Pritchard 10-Mar Vadal Alexander, G, Louisiana State
Real Football Network Pat Kirwan 10-Mar Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
Football's Future Robert Davis 9-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 9-Mar Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
Behind the Steel Curtain big_jay71 8-Mar Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
CBS Sports Jared Dubin 7-Mar Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Deepish Thoughts J.R. Glymph 7-Mar Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State Su'a Cravens, LB, Southern California
Draft Season Ultimate 7-Mar Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
Mac's Sports and Suds Mac 7-Mar Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
National Fanatic James Fedewa 7-Mar Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
Draft Season Lupagus 4-Mar Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
Kansas City Star Terez Paylor 4-Mar Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 4-Mar Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Scout.com John Holler 4-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
The Game Haus Joey Heisman 4-Mar Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
USA Today Nate Davis 4-Mar Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
Fox Sports Peter Schrager 3-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
NFL.com Charles Davis 3-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Pro Football Focus Steve Palazzolo 3-Mar Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Eric Edholm 3-Mar Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian
Breaking Football Keet Bailey 2-Mar Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
ESPN Todd McShay 2-Mar Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
Music City Miracles Terry Lambert 1-Mar Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
Sporting News Eric Galko 1-Mar Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
Draft Season Onebar 29-Feb Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 22-Feb Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
ESPN Mel Kiper 18-Feb Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State

Once again, draftniks everywhere have prioritized finding a new target for Teddy Bridgewater above everything else on the Vikings' list of things to do. Out of our 70 drafts in this week's Database, a whopping 46 of them (65.7%) have the Vikings tabbing a wide receiver in the first round. Texas Christian standout Josh Doctson continues to dominate among the receivers, as he accounts for nearly half of the selections himself. His name comes up in 22 of our 70 drafts this week (31.4%). Corey Coleman of Baylor is in second place among the receivers, as his name appears eight times this week (11.4%). Michael Thomas of Ohio State holds on to third place with six selections (8.6%), but Laquon Treadwell of Mississippi is closing in, as he appeared five times this week (7.1%). Will Fuller of Notre Dame found his way onto this week's list four times (5.7%), while Tyler Boyd of Pittsburgh continues to hold steady with one selection (1.4%).

The offensive line continues to hold onto second place, despite all of the moves the Vikings have made at the position over the last week and a half. The big uglies up front account for 16 of the 70 selections in this week's Database (22.9%). There is a tie for the top spot between Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair and Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin. They each appear five times in this week's Database (7.1% each). Taylor Decker of Ohio State gets called three times this week (4.3%), while Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs appears twice this week (2.9%). LSU guard Vadal Alexander holds on to his one selection from last week (1.4%).

The defensive backs only account for three selections this week. . .but that's enough to give them sole possession of third place in this week's Database. A pair of Ohio State teammates, safety Vonn Bell and cornerback Eli Apple, account for all three selections. Bell appears twice this week (2.9%), while Apple gets one selection (1.4%).

The linebackers account for just two selections this week, as the drop of Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee in our database continues. Lee was tied for the top spot in the pre-Combine version of our Database, but this week is down to just one selection (1.4%). The other linebacker selection comes to someone making his first appearance in our Database this week, as Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd got the call in one mock (1.4%).

Defensive linemen also wound up with two selections this week. Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson held on to his one selection from last week (1.4%), and we have another debut in the form of Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah. He garnered one selection this week as well (1.4%).

Last but not least, the running backs are down to one selection, as Alabama's Heisman Trophy winner, Derrick Henry, continues to hold a spot in our Database with one selection (1.4%). Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State, who made his debut last week, makes his exit this time around.

Debuting this week: Leonard Floyd, Emmanuel Ogbah

Dropping out this week: Ezekiel Elliott

So, how does it look on our charts for this week? Well, let's start with our donut graph, which shows you what's going on with just Version 4.0 of our Database.

Mock Draft Database v4.0 Donut

If that's a little tough for you to read, you can see the full-sized version right here. That's still a whole lot of purple in various shades taking up that chart.

Finally, we'll finish things up with the Jell-o Salad graph so that you can see the trends that have developed over the first five incarnations of our Database for this draft season.

Mock Draft Database v4.0 Trends

Once again, you can get a full-sized version of the chart right here.

That's what we have for this week, ladies and gentlemen. Tune in next Saturday when we bring you the latest version of the best place to find Minnesota Vikings mock draft results anywhere.