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2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Version 2.0

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A couple of new names make an appearance this week

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With another Saturday upon us and the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine well in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for another installment of our Mock Draft Database, tracking what experts around these vast interwebs of ours predict for the Minnesota Vikings when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around this April.

We’ve expanded our scope once again this week, as we’re now up to 50 mock drafts from across the internet. One position continues to dominate, and will likely do so throughout this process, but we are seeing a few different names and a little more variance as to how the picks are distributed.

With that, here are the 50 mocks that make up the Database for this week:

2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Version 2.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (18) Round 2 (50) Round 3 (81)
Site Name Date Round 1 (18) Round 2 (50) Round 3 (81)
EDS Football Site 8 Mar Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Free Agent Forecast Site 8 Mar Devin Bush, LB, Michigan Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 8 Mar Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State L.J. Collier, DE, Texas Christian
DraftTek Site 7 Mar Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State
NFL.com Chad Reuter 7 Mar Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
SkolHole Lupagus 7 Mar Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 7 Mar Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
CBS Sports Will Brinson 6 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
E$PN Todd McShay 6 Mar Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Football Couch Scout Site 6 Mar Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama Kingsley Keke, DT, Texas A&M
Houston Chronicle John McLain 6 Mar Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
Houston Chronicle Aaron Wilson 6 Mar Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 6 Mar Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 6 Mar Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Alpha Football Site 5 Mar Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State
DraftWire Luke Easterling 5 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State
FanSpeak Brad Weiss 5 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
FanSpeak Steve Shoup 5 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Game Haus Joe Ditullio 5 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
NewsDay Nick Klopsis 5 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 5 Mar Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
SB Nation Dan Kadar 5 Mar Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
NBC Sports Washington Ben Standig 4 Mar Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 4 Mar Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama D'Andre Walker, LB, Georgia Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 3 Mar Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
The Draft Network Kyle Crabbs 3 Mar Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
Football Nick Site 1 Mar Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Mike Bell, S, Fresno State Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
NFL Rough Draft Ray Mencio 1 Mar Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
NFL.com Peter Schrager 28 Feb Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Phinsider Clint Clearwater 28 Feb Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
CBS Sports Jared Dubin 27 Feb Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 27 Feb Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 26 Feb Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
CBS Sports R.J. White 26 Feb Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
SkolHole Ultimate 26 Feb Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
Bucs Nation David Harrison 25 Feb Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Music City Miracles Justin Melo 25 Feb Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 22 Feb Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
SI.com Kalyn Kahler 20 Feb Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
ChatSport Tom Downey 19 Feb Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
NFL.com Charley Casserly 19 Feb Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
SkolHole Onebar 19 Feb Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
E$PN Mel Kiper 18 Feb Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Draft Network Benjamin Solak 18 Feb T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Football Dungeon Duane Lively 17 Feb Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Tankathon Site 17 Feb Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
NFL Draft Days Frank Williams 15 Feb Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Fueled By Sports Site 14 Feb Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
NFL Draft Guru Site 12 Feb Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
NFL.com Maurice Jones-Drew 12 Feb Greg Little, OT, Mississippi

As you can see from the dates, over half of the drafts in our Database this week have been either added or updated since last week’s update, so a lot of them should be showing what they learned at the Scouting Combine.

Once again, the offensive linemen are dominating the overall distribution of picks. They slightly increased their overall percentage of selections, as they garnered 43 of the 50 picks in this week’s Database (86%). That’s a bump up from 83.3% last week.

Cody Ford of Oklahoma remains the leader in the clubhouse, as he’s the first person in this year’s Database to pick up double-digit selections in any of our roundups. Ford appears 12 times this week (24%), and he’s been in the low-20% range in all three of our Databases so far.

We have a couple of pretty significant risers this week in the form of Alabama tackle Jonah Williams and North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury. Both of them picked up seven selections this week (14% each), with Williams nearly doubling his four selections from last week and Bradbury nearly quadrupling his two picks from the previous Database.

With those two players rising as they did, a lot of the offensive linemen that had been in the Database saw a drop. Kansas State guard Dalton Risner (8%), Washington State tackle Andre Dillard (6%), Mississippi tackle Greg Little (6%), Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor (4%), and West Virginia tackle Yodny Cajuste (2%) each saw a drop-off in selections from the previous Database.

Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom picked up a second selection this week (4%), though one of the drafts that has the Vikings selecting Lindstrom (from Alpha Football) has the Vikings trading down with the New England Patriots, getting an extra second round pick, and taking Lindstrom at #32. The picks in the table above represent both of the Vikings’ second round selections in that mock, and they used their third-round pick on Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich.

We have one debuting offensive lineman in our mock this week as well, as Texas A&M center Erik McCoy. . .another Combine superstar. . .appears once this week (2%).

Once gain, that doesn’t leave a whole lot for any of the other positions, as there are just seven other selections to go around. Michigan linebacker Devin Bush picked up a bit of support this week, as he appears three times in our Database (6%). He remains the lone linebacker in our Database.

At the defensive end spot, we have a new name and a new leader at the position, as Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell makes his debut this week with two selections (4%). In addition, after becoming the first player to disappear from the Database last week, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver becomes the first player to re-appear, as he’s back with one selection (2%). Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, Boston College defensive tackle Zach Allen, and Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat all dropped out of our Database this week.

T.J. Hockenson continues to be the lone offensive skill position player in our Database, though he has just one selection this week (2%). And, yes, in something that we knew was probably coming eventually, someone mocked a first-round defensive back to the Vikings. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle has them selecting Washington cornerback Byron Murphy, who makes his debut this week (2%).

With that, here are the graphical representations for this week, starting with the donut graph that focuses exclusively on how this week’s picks were distributed. As always, you may click on the picture for purposes of embiggening.

And, for the first time this year. . .since we actually have enough data to see a bit of a trend. . .here are the ups and downs from the first three versions of our Mock Draft Database, which we affectionately refer to as the “Jell-o salad” graph. This allows us to see how players have risen and fallen, disappeared and/or reappeared, in our Database over the weeks. Again, this picture may be embiggened by clicking on it. Also, for some reason it appears that a couple of the colors towards the right side of the graph aren’t working quite properly. Hopefully I can work that minor issue out for next week.

There you have the Mock Draft Database for the weekend before NFL free agency gets underway, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll be back next week with another expansion, this time to 60 mocks from across the internet, and another look at what the experts are projecting for our favorite football team. Enjoy, everyone!