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.