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2018 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v1.0

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The Combine is underway, and we’ve added more mock drafts to the Database

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to this week’s installment of your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database! We’ve bumped up our number of mocks to 40 (up from last week’s 30), and over half of those have been updated since last week’s version of our Database. We haven’t seen any real trends yet, but I’m sure we will once we get into the next week or two and Mock Drafts are altered by what happens in the free agency free-for-all.

With that, let’s not hesitate any longer and bring you our Mock Draft Database for this week.

2018 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v1.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (30) Round 2 (62) Round 3 (94)
Site Name Date Round 1 (30) Round 2 (62) Round 3 (94)
CBS Sports Jared Dubin 2-Mar Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 2-Mar Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
College Football News Pete Fiutak 1-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Land of 10 Wayne Staats 1-Mar Billy Price, G, Ohio State
NFL Rough Draft Ray Mencio 1-Mar Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame Taven Bryan, DT, Florida Fred Warner, LB, Brigham Young
NFL.com Peter Schrager 1-Mar Derrius Guice, RB, Louisiana State
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 1-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami (FL)
Tankathon Site 1-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Jeff Holland, LB, Auburn Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
Draft Site D.J. Boyer 28-Feb Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
DraftTek Staff 28-Feb Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn Steven Richardson, DT, Minnesota
Sporting News Eric Galko 28-Feb Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 28-Feb Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech Deontay Burnett, WR, Southern California
CBS Sports Will Brinson 27-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Draft Wire Luke Easterling 27-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford Duke Dawson, CB, Florida
NFL.com Chad Reuter 27-Feb Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida Taven Bryan, DT, Florida Chad Thomas, DE, Miami (FL)
The Game Haus Joe Ditullio 27-Feb Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
The Ringer Danny Kelly 27-Feb Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 26-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
College Football Metrics Ender 26-Feb Billy Price, G, Ohio State
SB Nation Dan Kadar 26-Feb Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 26-Feb Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida Rasheem Greene, DE, Southern California Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
Football Couch Scout Site 23-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Huddle Report Jonathan Cook 23-Feb Connor Williams, OT, Texas
247 Sports Josh Edwards 22-Feb Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 22-Feb Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Deep Fried Draft Brian Bosarge 22-Feb Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
Ourlads Site 22-Feb Jamarco Jones, G, Ohio State
Draft Countdown Scott Wright 21-Feb Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma Rasheem Greene, DE, Southern California
Gold Standard Sports Site 21-Feb Deon Cain, WR, Clemson Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
SI.com Albert Breer 21-Feb Arden Key, DE, Louisiana State
NFL.com Charles Davis 20-Feb Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Football Fan Spot Site 19-Feb Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
Great Blue North Paul Guillemette 19-Feb Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Great Blue North Site 19-Feb Billy Price, G, Ohio State Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh Daesean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
Mock Out Micky McKeon 19-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Draft Utopia Chris Ransom 15-Feb Donte Jackson, CB, Louisiana State Justin Jones, DE, North Carolina State Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
NFL.com Charley Casserly 13-Feb Derwin James, S, Florida State
Rotoworld Josh Norris 13-Feb Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Draft Season Lupagus 12-Feb Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Draft Season Ultimate 8-Feb Connor Williams, OT, Texas

As you would probably expect, the offensive line continues to dominate. This week, out of 40 selections in our Database, offensive linemen are being tabbed with 26 of them, which gives them 65% of the pie (or, in our case, donut) for this week. Your new leader in the clubhouse is Texas-El Paso guard Will Hernandez, who more than doubled his total selections from last week. In our first database, his name appeared four times, but it appears nine times this week (22.5%).

Behind Hernandez is a tie for second between last week’s leader, Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams, and Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. Both of them have five votes this week (12.5% each). Williams had four selections last week, while McGlinchey had just two, but they both saw an increase this week.

Two players I would expect to see decrease going forward are Ohio State guard Billy Price and Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown. Price held steady at three selections this week (7.5%), while Brown dropped from two selections last week to one this time around (2.5%). As I said, I expect them both to drop in the near future, but for different reasons. Price suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle while doing the bench press on Thursday, while Brown turned in what is being widely “hailed”. . .if you can call it that. . .as the single-worst Combine performance ever.

UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller and Ohio State guard Jamarco Jones each held steady with their one selection from last week, and this week they’re joined by Georgia guard Isaiah Wynn, who got one selection (2.5% each).

Outside of the offensive linemen, only two other players garnered multiple selections in this week’s version of our Database. Defensive backs actually jumped into the second spot in our Database for this week as far as position groups are concerned. The managed to snag six of our 40 selections this week (15%). Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes saw his total number of selections increase to two (5%), which is double what he had last week. The other four defensive backs that appear this week. . .Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis, Louisiana State cornerback Donte Jackson, Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver, and Florida State safety Derwin James. . .each held steady this week with one selection a piece (2.5% each).

That means that the defensive linemen take the third spot in this week’s Database with five of our 40 selections this time around (12.5%). The only player in that position group with multiple selections to his name is Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, who has two (5%). Taven Bryan, the defensive tackle out of Florida, had two selections last week but saw that drop to one this time around (2.5%). Louisiana State defensive end Arden Key held steady with one selection as well.

The defensive line group also gives us another new face and our lone dropout for this week. Alabama defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne, one of the many heroes for the Crimson Tide in this year’s National Championship Game, appears once in this week’s Database (2.5%). Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips, on the other hand, is no longer with us, as he doesn’t appear in the first round of any of this week’s mocks as a Vikings’ selection.

There are now three offensive skill position players that appear on our Database. Two from last week, Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson each carried over their one selection from last week. For some reason, Peter Schrager of the NFL Network (who I generally like because he seems to generally like the Vikings) has apparently gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs and mocked Louisiana State running back Derrius Guice to the Vikings at #30 overall. I don’t know how many positions we can rule out the Vikings using a first-round pick on as things stand right now, but I’m relatively certain that running back is one of them. But, it is what it is, and now Guice is in our Database for this season.

So, here’s a look at ye olde donute graphe for this week, ladies and gentlemen. Again, still playing with the format a bit here, so hopefully this is fairly easy to read.

Again, I’ll keep messing around with it to try to make things a bit easier for everyone. You should be able to click to embiggen this picture, though.

We’ll have our first Jell-o salad graph next week, since three Databases ought to be enough for us to see a trend starting to develop.

But, that’s our Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. Onward to 50 Mock Drafts tracking the Minnesota Vikings’ selections next week. Hey, more is better, right?