Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database!
We gave everyone a primer earlier this week on how everything works, so there aren’t a lot of particulars to get into at this point. As we do every year, we start off pretty small with about 30 mock drafts, and as we get closer to the actual selection meeting itself, we’ll keep expanding until we get to 100. At this point, it’s mostly just hardcore mock draft creators that have started doing their thing already, but as we get closer to 25 April, there will be more and more folks sharing their perspective.
With that, here are the 30 mocks that make up the Pre-Combine version of this year’s database.
2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Pre-Combine Version
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (18)||Round 2 (50)||Round 3 (81)|
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (18)||Round 2 (50)||Round 3 (81)|
|Walter Football||Walter Cherepinsky||23-Feb||Greg Little, OT, Mississippi||Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State||Austin Bryant, DT, Clemson|
|CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||22-Feb||Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State|
|CBS Sports||Will Brinson||20-Feb||Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State|
|DraftTek||Site||20-Feb||Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson||Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College||Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky|
|FanSpeak||Brad Weiss||20-Feb||Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia|
|San Diego Union-Tribune||Eddie Brown||20-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State||Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion|
|SI.com||Kalyn Kahler||20-Feb||Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida|
|CBS Sports||Ryan Wilson||19-Feb||Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida|
|ChatSport||Tom Downey||19-Feb||Devin Bush, LB, Michigan|
|DraftWire||Luke Easterling||19-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State||Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas||Ben Burr-Kiven, LB, Washington|
|NFL.com||Charley Casserly||19-Feb||Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State|
|SkolHole||Onebar||19-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|Alpha Football||Site||18-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State||Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa||T.J. Edwards, LB, Wisconsin|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||18-Feb||Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State|
|The Draft Network||Benjamin Solak||18-Feb||T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa|
|The Sports Bank||Paul Banks||18-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||18-Feb||Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama||Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State||Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion|
|Football Dungeon||Duane Lively||17-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|Tankathon||Site||17-Feb||Greg Little, OT, Mississippi|
|Game Haus||Joe Ditullio||15-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|NFL Draft Days||Frank Williams||15-Feb||Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida|
|Fueled By Sports||Site||14-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State|
|NFL Rough Draft||Site||14-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|CBS Sports||Jared Dubin||13-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|Free Agent Forecast||Site||13-Feb||Zach Allen, DT, Boston College||T.J. Edwards, LB, Wisconsin|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||12-Feb||Ed Oliver, DT, Houston|
|NFL Draft Guru||Site||12-Feb||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State|
|NFL.com||Maurice Jones-Drew||12-Feb||Greg Little, OT, Mississippi|
|CBS Sports||R.J. White||11-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
|SkolHole||Lupagus||10-Feb||Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma|
As you probably expected, the overwhelming majority of draft experts out there are projecting the Vikings to use the 18th overall pick on an offensive lineman. Of the 30 mocks that we’ve pulled up, a whopping 25 of them (83.3%) are projecting the Vikings to attempt to continue revamping their offensive line. The offensive lineman of choice is a bit more varied, as those 25 selections are divided up among seven different players.
The first man to sit atop the Mock Draft Database for this season is Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford, who garnered seven of our 30 selections this week (23.3%). Ford seems to be a favorite among Vikings fans at this point, from what I’ve read, so I think there are plenty of people that would be satisfied with this pick. Right behind him is another Big 12 offensive lineman, Dalton Risner of Kansas State, who picked up six selections (20%) this week.
A name that I haven’t heard a lot of early on, Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard, comes in third in our Pre-Combine Database, as he picked up four selections (13.3%). A couple of representatives from the ESS-EEE-SEE, Greg Little of Mississippi and Jawaan Taylor of Florida, each picked up three selections this week (10%). Behind them, two offensive linemen appear once this week, as Yodny Cajuste of West Virginia and Alabama standout Jonah Williams each got one selection (3.3% each).
That doesn’t leave a whole lot of scraps for the other positions in our Mock Draft Database for this time around, as there are only five other players that appear this week, each picking up one selection. Three of those players are defensive tackles, as Zach Allen of Boston College, Ed Oliver of Houston, and Christian Wilkins of Clemson each picked up one selection for this week (3.3% each).
The two remaining spots went to two players from the B1G. One went to linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan, while the other went to the lone skill position player in our Pre-Combine Database, Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson.
Here is our first donut graph of the season, showing the pick distribution for this week’s selections. As always, we have grouped the players together by color according to position.
- Purple - Offensive line
- Red - Defensive line
- Green - Linebacker
- Blue - Wide receivers/Tight ends
If we need more colors, we’ll add them as we go along. Right now, we have everything we need.
Also, if the picture is too small, it would be cromulent of you to click on it in order to embiggen it.
If necessary, as we go along, I will play with formatting and things of that nature in order to make things more readily readable for everyone. The difficulty comes in when we get more players involved and things get a little more crowded. But, we’ll make it work somehow.
We don’t have a trends graph at this point, and we probably won’t for a couple weeks. . .you know, when a trend has actually been established.
But, that’s our first Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database of 2019, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll be back with Version 1.0 next Saturday, when the annual Underwear Olympics. . .er, Scouting Combine. . .will officially be underway and we expand our scope to 40 different mock drafts for your reading pleasure.