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Mark’s Final Vikings 2019 Mock Draft

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One last projection for the Vikings from our resident draft scientist

NCAA Football: Outback Bowl-Mississippi State vs Iowa Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Well, after all the mocks it is time for one last one for the record. I do so many that I very rarely come back and say I was right about any picks. How could I when I practically pick every option in the mocks?

I realize that if I want to be popular and placate the masses that I should take an offensive lineman with the first pick. But I don’t really care about being popular to be honest.

I just look at the strength of the draft, some contracts on the team, some ages of players with larger contracts, and go from there.

The one motto I have is ....

DON’T CHASE THE DRAFT, LET IT COME TO YOU!

... This is how the Vikings got Moss. They certainly did not need him with Carter and Reed already on the team.

They missed an opportunity to do this when they took Treadwell instead of Myles Jack who for some reason fell.

What has that cost them? Well, perhaps they would not have given Barr that huge extension if they had Jack? Perhaps they would have been able trade Barr (last year) for a high pick?

When the Vikings stupidly made the Bradford trade they lost their 2017 first round pick. It was a massive failure IMHO to not trust your backup to play out the games. The Patriots did not panic when Brady went down and they just rolled with Matt Cassel all season. If the Vikings had of rolled with Shaun Hill and whomever else then the probable outcome would have been a couple of more losses no? I think it is reasonable to assume they would have finished around 6-10 which would have put them drafting at the 9th spot in 2017.

Who went after that? Mahomes and Watson. Vikings had a visit with Mahomes too.

Imagine if they would have just rolled with Hill and took their lumps in 2017. Most reasonable people would have understood since Teddy’s injury was just terribly unfortunate for him and the team.

Perhaps the Vikings would have had Mahomes right now and not a 29 mil QB who I like but is expensive.

This year they need to take the best player with that first pick. Period.

Could be Fant, Metcalf, Sweat, Gary, Wilkins, Simmons, Ferrell, etc.

Metcalf would be an awesome pick! That would open up tons of routes for Diggs and Thielen because he is going to take the top off the defense. That kind of size and speed is hard to find.

So this mock is not using any simulator and going off various rankings and mocks out there.

There is only two trades in this mock. The first has Houston moving up to and paying a bit of a premium to do so depending on which trade chart you are using. In this one it is almost even.

TRADE PARTNER:

HOUSTON TEXANS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 18 (287 pts)

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 23 (245 pts) & ROUND: 3 PICK: 22 (49 pts)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK:18 (54 pts)

RECEIVED ROUND: 3 PICK 26 (54 pts) & ROUND: 5 PICK 26 (54 pts)


23: R1P23 DL JEFFERY SIMMONS MISSISSIPPI ST

HEIGHT: 6’4”

WEIGHT: 301

ARMS: 34.5”

HANDS: 10.25”

BENCH: 28

NCAA Football: Outback Bowl-Mississippi State vs Iowa Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

50: R2P18 OT KALEB MCGARY WASHINGTON

HEIGHT: 6’7.1”

WEIGHT: 317

ARMS: 32.88”

HANDS: 10.13”

WING: 79.75”

40YD: 5.05

10YD: 1.75

3CONE: 7.66

BENCH: 23

VERTICAL: 33.5”

BROAD: 9.25’

Washington v Utah

89: R4P18 G DRU SAMIA OKLAHOMA

HEIGHT: 6’4.6”

WEIGHT: 306

ARMS: 33”

HANDS: 10.13”

WING: 80.5”

40YD: 5.29

10YD: 1.83

3CONE: 7.89

BENCH: 28

VERTICAL: 27.5”

BROAD: 8.42’

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

86: R3P26 DE JOE JACKSON MIAMI

HEIGHT: 6’4.2”

WEIGHT: 275

ARMS: 34.13”

HANDS: 10”

WING: 80”

40YD: 4.77

BENCH: 22

VERTICAL: 27”

BROAD: 9.08’

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

120: R4P18 TE KAHALE WARRING SAN DIEGO ST

HEIGHT: 6’5.1”

WEIGHT: 252

ARMS: 32.75”

HANDS: 9.75”

WING: 77”

40YD: 4.67

10YD: 1.61

3CONE: 7.21

BENCH: 19

VERTICAL: 36.5”

BROAD: 10.17’

NCAA Football: San Diego State at Stanford Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

164: R5P26 S WILL HARRIS BOSTON COLLEGE

HEIGHT: 6’1”

WEIGHT: 207

ARMS: 31.26”

HANDS: 9”

WING: 72.375”

40YD: 4.48

10YD: 1.54

3CONE: 6.81

BENCH: 14

VERTICAL: 37”

BROAD: 10.25’

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

190: R6P17 CB IMAN LEWIS-MARSHALL USC

HEIGHT: 6’.05”

WEIGHT: 207

ARMS: 30.38”

HANDS: 9.5”

WING: 73.5”

40YD: 4.53

10YD: 1.59

BENCH: 16

VERTICAL: 32.5”

BROAD: 9.9’

NCAA Football: Stanford at Southern California Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

209: R6P36 WR DIONTAE JOHNSON TOLEDO

HEIGHT: 5’10.4”

WEIGHT: 183

ARMS: 30.75”

HANDS: 9”

WING: 74”

40YD: 4.53

10YD: 1.59

3CONE: 7.09

BENCH: 15

VERTICAL: 33.5”

BROAD: 10.25’

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Toledo Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

247: R7P33 RB ALEXANDER MATTISON BOISE STATE

HEIGHT: 5’10.5”

WEIGHT: 221

ARMS: 31”

HANDS: 9.13”

WING: 76.25”

40YD: 4.67

10YD: 1.61

3CONE: 7.13

BENCH: 22

VERTICAL: 35”

BROAD: 10.58’

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

250: R7P36 LB CODY BARTON UTAH

HEIGHT: 6’2.4”

WEIGHT: 237

ARMS: 31.88”

HANDS: 9.25”

WING: 76.25”

40YD: 4.64

10YD: 1.61

3CONE: 6.9

BENCH: 30

VERTICAL: 32.5”

BROAD: 9.67’

NCAA Football: Southern California at Utah Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

UDFA

LB TY SUMMERS TCU

LB COLE HOLCOMB NORTH CAROLINA

RB LJ SCOTT MICHIGAN ST

PK COLE TRACY LSU

DE JAMELL GARCIA-WILLIAMS UAB

P MITCH WISNOWSKY UTAH

OG WES MARTIN INDIANA

CB DERREK THOMAS BAYLOR

RB DARWIN THOMPSON UTAH ST

WR JESPER HORSTED PRINCETON

OT DONNELL GREENE MINNESOTA

QB JACOB DOLEGALA CENTRAL CONNECTICUT ST

DT P.J. JOHNSON ARIZONA

S ROBBIE GRIMSLEY NORTH DAKOTA ST

CB STEPHEN DENMARK VALDOSTA ST

Well, there it is. I expect that I probably wont get one player selected by the Vikings as usual. But this is what I like right now.

Gonna be fun!

Recap:

23: R1P23 DL JEFFERY SIMMONS MISSISSIPPI ST

50: R2P18 OT KALEB MCGARY WASHINGTON

89: R3P22 G DRU SAMIA OKLAHOMA

86: R3P26 DE JOE JACKSON MIAMI

120: R4P18 TE KAHALE WARRING SAN DIEGO ST

135: R4P33 S WILL HARRIS BOSTON COLLEGE

190: R6P17 CB IMAN LEWIS-MARSHALL USC

209: R6P36 WR DIONTAE JOHNSON TOLEDO

247: R7P33 RB ALEXANDER MATTISON BOISE STATE

250: R7P36 LB CODY BARTON UTAH