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2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v3.0

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Defensive backs continue to dominate

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Once again, I’m getting this to you a bit later than I’d like, but at least we’re getting it there, am I right?

We are now into Version 3.0 of our Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database for 2020, and as far as we know we’re still about five weeks or so away from the league’s annual selection meeting. We’ve heard rumors about the draft date being moved, but nothing has become official yet. How many more versions of this are we going to get in for this year? Who knows? But we’ll keep putting them out there.

We’re up to 60 mocks this week, folks, with half either being added or updated since last week’s update. Some of these mocks even project out to the Vikings’ newly-acquired Compensatory Pick at #105 overall. So, with that, here are the mocks that make up our Database for this week.

2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v3.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (25) Round 2 (58) Round 3 (89) Round 3 (105)
Site Name Date Round 1 (25) Round 2 (58) Round 3 (89) Round 3 (105)
Tankathon Staff 15 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri Not mocked
Bleacher Report Joe Tansey 14 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
CBS Sports Josh Edwards 13 Mar Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 13 Mar Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
Draft Site D.J. Boyer 12 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
DraftTek Staff 12 Mar A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
NFL.com Charles Davis 12 Mar Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 12 Mar A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Lloyd Cushenberry III, G, Louisiana State Rashard Lawrence, DT, Louisiana State Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
Sports Illustrated Staff 12 Mar C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 12 Mar Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia Jabari Zuniga, LB, Florida
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 11 Mar Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
Draftwire Luke Easterling 11 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 11 Mar Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
Houston Chronicle Aaron Wilson 10 Mar Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian
Houston Chronicle John McLain 10 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 10 Mar Grant Delpit, S, Louisiana State
Sports Illustrated Kevin Hanson 10 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Game Haus Joe DiTullio 10 Mar Cesar Ruiz, G, Michigan
The Phinsider Clint Clearwater 10 Mar A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
USA Today Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz 10 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
CBS Sports R.J. White 9 Mar Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 9 Mar Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Draft Utopia Chris Ransom 9 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
SB Nation Dan Kadar 9 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Draft Network Kyle Crabbs 9 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon Not mocked
For The Win Henry McKenna 8 Mar Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Stampede Blue Andrew Aziz 8 Mar Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
Real GM Jeff Risdon 7 Mar A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
NFL.com Chad Reuter 6 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Rotoworld Hayden Winks 6 Mar A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The Draft Network Carter Donnick 6 Mar Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
CBS Sports Will Brinson 5 Mar Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Mile High Report Joe Rowles 5 Mar Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
Blogging the Boys Connor Livesay 4 Mar Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
NFL.com Cynthia Frelund 4 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
Rotoworld Josh Norris 4 Mar Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 4 Mar C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
The Athletic ($) Dane Brugler 4 Mar Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal Antoine Winfield Jr, S, Minnesota Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida Not mocked
Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 3 Mar Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 3 Mar A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 3 Mar Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
USA Today Nate Davis 3 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Washington Post John Clayton 3 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Yahoo! Sports Eric Edholm 3 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
Bleacher Report Kristopher Knox 2 Mar Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
E$PN Todd McShay 2 Mar Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 2 Mar Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
The Draft Network Trevor Sikkema 2 Mar Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
Music City Miracles Justin Belo 25 Feb C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Pro Football Focus Austin Gayle 24 Feb Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Maize 'N Brew Anthony Broome 21 Feb Josh Jones, OT, Houston
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 21 Feb Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Ringer Danny Kelly 21 Feb Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama
NFL.com Maurice Jones-Drew 19 Feb C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Big Blue View Chris Pflum 18 Feb Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian
E$PN Mel Kiper 18 Feb Antoine Winfield Jr, S, Minnesota
NFL.com Charley Casserly 18 Feb Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal
Sports Illustrated Roy Larking 17 Feb Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
The Draft Network Benjamin Solak 17 Feb Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
The Draft Network Jordan Reid 10 Feb Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian

We’ve gotten some new additions again this week, and that means we’re now up to 27 different players that have been mocked to the Vikings at #25, and we’ve only been doing this for four weeks (counting the pre-Combine version). What does the Database have in store for us this week? Let’s take a look!

Defensive Backs - 43/60 selections (71.7%, up from 68% last week)

  • Trevon Diggs, Alabama - 9 selections (15%, up from 12%)
  • Kristian Fulton, Louisiana State - 9 selections (15%, up from 12%)
  • Jeff Gladney, Texas Christian - 5 selections (8.33%, down from 12%)
  • A.J. Terrell, Clemson - 5 selections (8.33%, up from 4%)
  • C.J. Henderson, Florida - 4 selections (6.67%, down from 8%)
  • Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State - 3 selections (5%, up from 4%)
  • Bryce Hall, Virginia - 2 selections (3.33%, down from 4%)
  • Jaylon Johnson, Utah - 2 selections (3.33%, down from 4%)
  • Grant Delpit, Louisiana State - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 4%)
  • Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)
  • Xavier McKinney, Alabama - 1 selection (1.67%, RETURN this week)
  • Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)

We still have a tie at the top of the leaderboard, as we did last week, but now it’s merely a two-way tie rather than a three-way tie. No new names among the defensive backs this week, though Xavier McKinney makes his return after dropping out for a week. I have a feeling this category is going to continue to dominate, much like we’ve seen with the offensive linemen in the previous couple of seasons.

Defensive Linemen - 10/60 selections (16.67%, up from 16% last week)

  • Ross Blacklock, Texas Christian - 4 selections (6.67%, up from 6%)
  • Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma - 2 selections (3.33%, down from 4%)
  • A.J. Epenesa, Iowa - 1 selection (1.67%, NEW this week)
  • Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State - 1 selection (1.67%, NEW this week)
  • Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)
  • Terrell Lewis, Alabama - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)

A couple of B1G defensive ends make their debuts this week, as Epenesa and Gross-Matos make their first appearances. Gallimore’s stock seems to be a bit all over the place, as he’s one of the few players that appears in both Round 1 and Round 2 of our Database. I’m not entirely sure what to make of him yet, and apparently the scouts aren’t, either. Also, we say goodbye to Texas A&M tackle Justin Madubuike, who dropped out of this week’s Database.

Offensive Linemen - 6/60 selections (10%, down from 14% last week)

  • Austin Jackson, Southern Cal - 2 selections (3.3%, down from 4%)
  • Josh Jones, Houston - 2 selections (3.3%, down from 8%)
  • Cesar Ruiz, Michigan - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)
  • Alex Taylor, South Carolina State - 1 selection (1.67%, NEW this week)

Offensive linemen continue to lose territory on our board as other positions appear to become more of a need for the purple. I’m curious as to why Pete Prisco put Alex Taylor in this spot this week, because everything I’ve read about Alex Taylor seems to imply that he’s a bit of a project. Not sure if he’s someone you’d use #25 on, but he’s there, so we include him.

Wide receivers - 1/60 selections (1.67%, down from 2% last week)

  • Jalen Reagor - 1 selection (1.67%, down from 2%)

Yep. . .still holding it down. I’m guessing he’s going to disappear eventually, but as of now he’s still in.

Let’s get to our graphics for this week, as the donut graph for this week shows the pretty crazy number of players that appear in this week’s Database. Of the 27 players in the Database to this point, 23 of them are represented by this week’s chart.

Yes, you may click to embiggen that chart.

You can also click to embiggen our first trends graph for this year’s Database. . .or, as we affectionately call it, the Jell-o Salad graph. This shows how different players have risen and fallen from the start of our Database to right now. Check it out!

Yep. . .whole lot of blue on there, since that’s the color that the defensive backs wound up getting assigned this year. Like I said earlier up in the post, I’d expect to see this trend continue. Hopefully with most of the same players, though. . .I’m already running low on distinguishable shades of blue.

In any case, that’s the Mock Draft Database for this week, ladies and gentlemen. I will try to get this back to being a Saturday thing, but in any case it will be here for you sometime next weekend.