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It’s a day later than it usually is, ladies and gentlemen, but we are back this afternoon with the latest version of the 2018 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database. This is either going to be the second-to-last or third-to-last version of the Database for this year. As always, I’ll see if I can bang one out either the day before or the day of the 2018 NFL Draft, but we’ll see what time will permit.

In any case, this week’s version of our Database is up to our max of 100 Mock Drafts from across the internet, and nearly half of them have been updated since last week. Coupled with a few I had to add to get up to 100 that are just slightly older, and there’s plenty of new data that we’ve added since last week’s Database. So, let’s take a look at what we have this week.

With that, let’s get to the Database for this week.

2018 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v7.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (30) Round 2 (62) Round 3 (94)
Site Name Date Round 1 (30) Round 2 (62) Round 3 (94)
EDS Football Site 14-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Duke Dawson, CB, Florida Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky
Land of 10 Wayne Staats 14-Apr Billy Price, G, Ohio State
SEC Country Connor Riley 14-Apr Billy Price, G, Ohio State
CBS Sports Jared Dubin 13-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
CBS Sports Will Brinson 13-Apr Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Draft Utopia Chris Ransom 13-Apr Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis J.C. Jackson, CB, Maryland
National Fanatic James Fedewa 13-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
NFL Draft Express Site 13-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
Rotoworld Josh Norris 13-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
With The First Pick Jon Dove 13-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles Ronald Jones, RB, Southern California
247 Sports Site 12-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon Breeland Speaks, DT, Mississippi
Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 12-Apr Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
CBS Sports R.J. White 12-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
NFL Draft Scout Dane Brugler 12-Apr Taven Bryan, DT, Florida Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 12-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Scouturf Site 12-Apr Billy Price, G, Ohio State Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
Sports Bank Paul Banks 12-Apr Connor Williams, OT, Texas
CBS Sports Sean Wagner-McGough 11-Apr Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
College Football Metrics Ender 11-Apr Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
College Football Metrics Xavier Cromartie 11-Apr Connor Williams, OT, Texas
DraftTek Staff 11-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles Donte Jackson, CB, Louisiana State Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
ESPN Todd McShay 11-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh
ESPN Mel Kiper 11-Apr Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
Football Couch Scout Site 11-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State J.C. Jackson, CB, Maryland
NFL Mock Site 11-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 11-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College
Sports Gambling Podcast Site 11-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 11-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State Deontay Burnett, WR, Southern California
FanSpeak John Manuel 10-Apr Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
NFL Draft Preview Site 10-Apr Billy Price, G, Ohio State Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
NFL.com Maurice Jones-Drew 10-Apr Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
Sport Smasher Site 10-Apr James Daniels, C, Iowa
The Game Haus Joe Ditullio 10-Apr Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
AZ Central Bob McManaman 9-Apr Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 9-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Draft Analyst Tony Pauline 9-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Draft Season Onebar 9-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Rasheem Greene, DE, Southern California
Draft Wire Luke Easterling 9-Apr James Daniels, C, Iowa Kyzir White, S, West Virginia B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State
Fantasy Pros Mike Tagliere 9-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Great Blue North Site 9-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State
Metro Matt Burke 9-Apr Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T
NBC Sports Ben Standig 9-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
NFL Draft Zone Chris Nano 9-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
NJ.com Ryan Dunleavy 9-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
SB Nation Dan Kadar 9-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 9-Apr Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida Connor Williams, OT, Texas Jaylen Samuels, RB, North Carolina State
Big Blue View Invictus XI 7-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Rasheem Greene, DE, Southern California Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt
Bleacher Report Zach Buckley 7-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Football Fan Spot Site 7-Apr Connor Williams, OT, Texas Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
Alpha Football Site 6-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 6-Apr Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
The Blog That Boredom Built Erik Voldness 6-Apr Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 5-Apr Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
NDT Scouting Jonah Tuls 5-Apr Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia Dane Cruikshank, S, Arizona
NFL Draft Scout Rob Rang 5-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami (FL)
NFL.com Chad Reuter 5-Apr James Daniels, C, Iowa Uchenna Nwosu, LB, Southern California Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 4-Apr Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
My NFL Draft Site 4-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
USA Today Nate Davis 4-Apr Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
Yahoo! Sports Jason Owens 4-Apr Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
NFL.com Charley Casserly 3-Apr Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Pro Football Focus Steve Palazzolo 3-Apr Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami (FL) Braden Smith, G, Auburn
Tankathon Site 3-Apr Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
The Ringer Danny Kelly 3-Apr Billy Price, G, Ohio State
Draft Site D.J. Boyer 2-Apr Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
Mock Out Micky McKeon 2-Apr Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
NFL Draft Blitz Alex Khavtov 2-Apr Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Breaking Football Mike Fanelli 31-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso Donte Jackson, CB, Louisiana State
NFL Draft Diamonds Jonathan Joyce 31-Mar Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
Read American Football David Howell 31-Mar Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
Baltimore Beatdown Logan Levy 30-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
FF Today Justin Bales 30-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Hero Sports Jim Oxley 30-Mar Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
LWO Sports Connor Dale 30-Mar Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
Deep Fried Draft Brian Bosarge 29-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
NFL.com Peter Schrager 29-Mar Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
ACC Diehards Raj Prashad 28-Mar James Daniels, C, Iowa
Ourlads Site 28-Mar Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
Press Box Ken Zalis 28-Mar Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 27-Mar Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Draft Season Lupagus 26-Mar Connor Williams, OT, Texas Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
Huddle Report Jonathan Cook 26-Mar Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
Scout.com Jared Mueller 26-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 26-Mar Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
The Grueling Truth Mike Goodpaster 26-Mar Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
Draft King Lou Pickney 23-Mar Billy Price, G, Ohio State
NEO Sports Insiders Brandon Urasek 23-Mar Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa Braden Smith, G, Auburn Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia
NewsDay Nick Klopsis 23-Mar Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Patriots.com Don Banks 23-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
College Football News Pete Fiutak 22-Mar Kolton Miller, OT, California-Los Angeles
Draft Ace Ryan McCrystal 22-Mar Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State
NFL.com Charles Davis 22-Mar Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Ralphie Report Sam Metivier 22-Mar Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
Washington Times Zielonka/Paras 22-Mar Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
SI.com Albert Breer 21-Mar Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
The Big Lead Jason McIntyre 21-Mar Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
Sporting News Eric Galko 20-Mar Billy Price, G, Ohio State
NFL Rough Draft Ray Mencio 13-Mar Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh Kyzir White, S, West Virginia
Draft Season Ultimate 12-Mar Connor Williams, OT, Texas Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
The Phinsider Brandon Carusillo 11-Mar Billy Price, G, Ohio State

With there now being 100 mocks in the Database, there’s no need to differentiate between how many picks a player receives and what percentage of the Database that represents, since they’re the same number. Hopefully that will make things a bit easier to digest.

As you can see from reading the picks, the offensive linemen still dominate the first round projections for the Vikings. This week, they make up 73% of the first round selections, meaning that nearly three out of every four drafts are projecting the Vikings to address the offensive line with the 30th overall selection. However, our leader from last week. . .and throughout the entire Mock Draft Database process for this year. . .isn’t quite as dominant as he’s been in recent weeks.

Texas El-Paso guard Will Hernandez still has the most selections among draft experts, but he actually lost a bit from last week. This week, Hernandez has 23% of all selections, which is slightly down from the nearly 27% he had last week. It’s been a while since he had a decline, and it’s not a large one this week, but things are becoming a bit more varied.

In second place behind Hernandez is Georgia guard Isaiah Wynn. This week, Wynn has done something that nobody except Hernandez has done in this year’s Database. . .record double-digit selections. Wynn is the choice of 12% of the mock drafters in our Database this week. Just behind him is another riser, UCLA tackle Kolton Miller. Miller came up just short of double figures this week, as his name appears in our Database nine times.

Ohio State guard Billy Price continues his strong showing with eight selections, and Texas tackle Connor Williams is just behind him with seven picks. After that, we see a three-way tie between Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown, Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey, and Iowa center James Daniels. Each of them appear four times in this week’s Database. The offensive line picks are rounded out by Mississippi State tackle Martinas Rankin and Oregon tackle Tyrell Crosby, each of whom held steady with their one selection from last week.

Defensive backs are once again in second place among the different position groups, as they appear 17 times in our Mock Draft Database for this week. Once again, Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes leads the way for the DBs, as he is the choice of seven of the 100 mock drafters we’ve put into this week’s Database. Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander appears four times this week, and Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson is right behind him with three selections. The other three defensive back selections are split between three players, including a new arrival in our Database in Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison. He gets one selection in our Database this week, as do Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis and Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver.

With offensive linemen and defensive backs accounting for 90 of the 100 selections in this week’s Database, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for anyone else. The defensive line, which had been in second place among position groups throughout much of this process, now accounts for just five of the selections this week. Those five picks are split between five different players.

  • Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan
  • Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst
  • Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips
  • Alabama defensive tackle Da’ron Payne
  • Boston College defensive end Harold Landry

The next-highest group is actually our pass catchers. There are three of them in the Database this week, each of whom garnered one selection. South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert and Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown each appear once. Along with them, in a bit of a surprise, is Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who someone apparently thinks is going to drop all the way to #30 overall. I mean, I don’t see it happening, but it’s not my mock, and it adds yet another name to the list of players that are projected to our favorite team.

Just one linebacker in our Database this week, as Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch holds steady from last week. And, rounding things out, Georgia running back Nick Chubb is still representing the running back position with his one selection.

With that, let’s move into our graphical depictions for this week. First off, we have this week’s Donut Graph, which gives us a percentage for each of the 26 players that appear in the first round of this week’s Database only. You can click the graphic to embiggen it for easier reading.

As always, we follow that up with the Jell-o salad graph, which is tracking the rise and fall of every single one of the 40 players that have been projected to be drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in various mock drafts over the past eight weeks.

That’s what we’ve got for this week, folks. Next week, we’ll be back once again with more updated information on 100 Mock Drafts across the internet and what they’re projecting for the Minnesota Vikings when the 2018 NFL Draft kicks off on 26 April.