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2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Final Version

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Well, the final version of this year’s Mock Draft Database is coming at you late, owing largely to yours truly having to work over the weekend, but now Draft Weekend is officially upon us, and this version is just about as fresh as it gets.

Of the 100 mocks that make up our final Mock Draft Database for this year, 98 of them have publishing dates on them of one week ago or less. The two that don’t come from a couple of guys named Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, and I thought they deserved inclusion. But the other 98 are no older than 17 April, so this is just about as fresh a look as we’re going to get.

Before we break down all of the selections, here is the final listing of the 100 mocks that make up the final installment of your Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.

2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Final 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)
Baltimore Beatdown Jacob Louque 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
CBS Sports R.J. White 24 Apr Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
CBS Sports Will Brinson 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Detroit News Justin Rogers 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Draftblaster Site 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M Khalil Hodge, LB, Buffalo
DraftTek Site 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State Gerald Willis, DT, Miami (FL)
EDS Football Kevin Hanson 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Eleven Warriors Dan Hope 24 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
FanSpeak Steve Shoup 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston
Free Agent Forecast Site 24 Apr Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State
Grit Daily Taylor Lee 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Houston Chronicle Aaron Wilson 24 Apr Greedy Williams, CB, Louisiana State
Houston Chronicle John McLain 24 Apr Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
Indianapolis Star Matthew Glenesk 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Miami Herald Greg Cote 24 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Mark Craig 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
National Football Post Site 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
NewsDay Bob Glauber 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
NewsDay Nick Klopsis 24 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
NFL Draft Days Frank Williams 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Patriots.com Don Banks 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Pro Football Weekly Site 24 Apr Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
San Jose Mercury News Cam Inman 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
SkolHole Lupagus 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Charles Omenihu, Edge, Texas
SkolHole Onebar 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
SkolHole Ultimate 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Sports Gambling Podcast Ryan Kramer 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Steel City Underground Chase Hammes 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Tankathon Site 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
The Draft Network Benjamin Solak 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
The Draft Network Joe Marino 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
The Phinsider Josh Houtz 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
The Ringer Danny Kelly 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Toronto Sun Dan Bilicki 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
USA Today Nate Davis 24 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
Valley News Barry Wilner 24 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 24 Apr Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State
Walter Football Corey Long 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington Mike Bell, S, Fresno State
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 24 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, Louisiana Tech Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
Washington Post John Clayton 24 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
AZ Central Bob McManaman 23 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Blogging the Boys David Howman 23 Apr Devin Bush, LB, Michigan Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
Boston Herald Karen Guregian 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 23 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Draftplex Jason Pruett 23 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
Fake Teams Site 23 Apr Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
FanSpeak William (?) 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
FF Today Justin Bales 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Football Nick Site 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State Anthony Nelson, Edge, Iowa
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Clarence Hill, Jr. 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Game Haus Joe Ditullio 23 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Inside the Star Mauricio Rodriguez 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
Mockout Micky McKeon 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
My NFL Draft Site 23 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
NBC Sports Washington Ben Standig 23 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
NFL.com Charles Davis 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
NFL.com Rhett Lewis 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Pro Football Focus Steve Palazzolo 23 Apr Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State Zach Allen, Edge, Boston College Nate Davis, G, Charlotte
Rotoexperts Davis Mattek 23 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Rotoworld Josh Norris 23 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
SB Nation Dan Kadar 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 23 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Stampede Blue Stephen Reed 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
The Morning Call Jake Meluskey 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 23 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
USA Today Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz 23 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
VSiN Matt Youmans 23 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
WKBW Joe Buscaglia 23 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Alpha Football Site 22 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan
Arena Fanatic Tyler Smith 22 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
DraftWire Luke Easterling 22 Apr Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
Fantasy Pros Mike Tagliere 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M Marquise Blair, S, Utah
Football Morning in America Peter King 22 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
For the Win Steven Ruiz 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Los Angeles Times Sam Farmer 22 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
New York Daily News Pat Leonard 22 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
NFL Rough Draft Mike Luchene 22 Apr Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
Pro Football Focus Cris Collinsworth 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Pro Football Weekly Greg Gabriel 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sal Maiorana 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Sports Illustrated Albert Breer 22 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
The Big Lead Liam McKeone 22 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
FanSpeak Megan Shoup 21 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Heavy.com Jonathan Adams 20 Apr Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
NFL Draft Diamonds Damond Talbot 20 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama Gerald Willis, DT, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 19 Apr Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
Chicago Tribune Brad Biggs 19 Apr Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
FanSpeak Brad Weiss 19 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
New York Post Steve Serby 19 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
NFL.com Chad Reuter 19 Apr Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College Amani Hooker, S, Iowa Charles Omenihu, Edge, Texas
SB Nation Writers 19 Apr Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Sports Illustrated Jenny Vrentas 17 Apr Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
E$PN Mel Kiper 10 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
E$PN Todd McShay 10 Apr Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama Gerald Willis, DT, Miami (FL) David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

To finish things off, the offensive linemen just obliterated the rest of the positional groups, more so than in any other installment of our Database thus far. Of the 100 mock drafts we’ve pulled together to make up our Database, a whopping 94 of them have the Vikings taking an offensive lineman with the 18th overall pick. I’m relatively certain that is, by far, the biggest share of the “donut” that one position group has ever amassed in the time we’ve been doing this.

The dominance of the offensive linemen in this final Database isn’t that much of a surprise. What is a surprise is the name that’s at the top of the list.

Throughout this process, Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford has stood atop the heap of offensive linemen as the top choice for the Vikings, and in most of those weeks he had double (or nearly double) the selections of the next-highest player on the list. In this final Database, however, Ford dropped from the top of the mountain into second place.

The most mocked player to the Vikings in our final Database is none other than North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury, who emerges in this update with 33% of the selections. I’m sure this has quite a bit to do with the recency of these drafts, but there’s no denying that Bradbury to the Vikings is gaining some pretty serious momentum. Ford did manage to hang on to second place, picking up 26% of the vote in our final Database.

Washington State tackle Andre Dillard finished in the third spot with 10% of the picks, while Alabama tackle Jonah Williams and Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom were tied just behind him witn 9% of the picks each.

Kansas State guard Dalton Risner and Mississippi tackle Greg Little each hung on with 3% of the selections to remain in our final Database update, while Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor slipped in with 1%. The two other offensive linemen that were in our Database last week. . .Kaleb McGary of Washington and Erik McCoy of Texas A&M. . .are both gone this week.

So, as you’ve no doubt figured, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for non-offensive linemen, as only six selections went to other positions. The only other player to garner multiple selections in this final update was Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who appears twice.

Four other players each got one selection this week. They were Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons, Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, Iowa tight end Noah Fant, and Louisiana State cornerback Greedy Williams. Simmons is actually a re-appearance this week after dropping out of the Database last week. Along with McGary and McCoy, Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson and Washington cornerback Byron Murphy both dropped out of our Database.

So, let’s check the final graphic presentations for this year’s Database, starting with the donut graph to break down just this week’s selections. As you can see, there’s a whole lot of purple. . .and not a whole lot of anything else. Click to embiggen if you need to.

Last, but not least, our final “Jell-o salad” graph of the year, so you can see how players trended over the nine weeks we put this Database together and just how massive a comeback Bradbury had to make in order to capture the top overall spot. Again, you may click for purposes of embiggening if you feel the need.

We wound up with an overall total of 22 players that found their way into the 2019 Mock Draft Database at some point over the past nine weeks. Some of them stayed from start to finish, some popped in during the process, and some even disappeared and reappeared again. Only 13 of those 22 players made it into the final update.

With that, we’re done with the Mock Draft Database for 2019, but we’ll most certainly be back with it next season. . .you know, provided that Rick Spielman doesn’t do something insane like trade next year’s first rounder or something.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the 2019 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, and we’ll have to see if the Vikings go the direction that most of the mocks think they’re going to go, or if they’ll do what they did last year and buck the trend. We’re less than 24 hours from finding out!