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2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Pre-Combine Version

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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.