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?