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With real life commitments and things of that nature, I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to get two more versions of our Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database up for everyone before Draft Day. So, in the interest of giving everyone the most timely information possible, I decided to hold off on the final version until today and knock some of my real-life stuff out of the way first. That’s why this last version was delayed slightly.

Once again there are 100 Mocks in our Database for this final version, and nearly all of them have been updated in the last few days, so you’re not going to find fresher material than this. We’ve got a surprise new name that has surged to the top of our list and one position group that has established itself as dominant.

With that, here are the 100 mocks that make up the final version of your 2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.

2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, Final Version

Site Name Date Round 1 (22) Round 1 (25) Round 2 (58) Round 3 (89) Round 3 (105)
Site Name Date Round 1 (22) Round 1 (25) Round 2 (58) Round 3 (89) Round 3 (105)
Acme Packing Company Shawn Wagner 23 Apr Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Bleacher Report Matt Miller 23 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn Damien Lewis, G, Louisiana State Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse
Cleveland.com Tim Bielik 23 Apr K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Draft Site D.J. Boyer 23 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
E$PN Mel Kiper 23 Apr Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Football Nick Nick (presumably) 23 Apr K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Matt Hennessy, G, Temple Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
Mile High Report Scotty Payne 23 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
NBC Sports DC Tyler Roman 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Josh Jones, OT, Houston
NFL Draft MPH Staff 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Josh Jones, OT, Houston
NFL.com Charley Casserly 23 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Josh Jones, OT, Houston Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian Josh Uche, DE, Michigan Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
SoBros Network Stoney Keeley 23 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 23 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Tankathon Staff 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn Not mocked
The Action Network Matthew Freedman 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
The Game Haus Joe Ditullio 23 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Cesar Ruiz, G, Michigan
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 23 Apr Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Matt Hennessy, G, Temple Bradley Anae, DE, Utah
Walter Football Corey Long 23 Apr Josh Jones, OT, Houston Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
WKYC Ben Axelrod 23 Apr Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
104.3 The Fan Cecil Lammey 22 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Arizona Republic Bob McManaman 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Boston Herald Karen Guregian 22 Apr Josh Jones, OT, Houston Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 22 Apr Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal
CBS Sports Josh Edwards 22 Apr Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 22 Apr Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Chicago Tribune Brad Biggs 22 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian
Clutch Points Skyler Carlin 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
Dallas Morning News Calvin Watkins 22 Apr Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Dallas Morning News Newy Scruggs 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
DraftWize Staff 22 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Eleven Warriors Dan Hope 22 Apr Cesar Ruiz, G, Michigan Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
Establish the Run Evan Silva 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
For The Win Henry McKenna 22 Apr K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Southern Cal
Fox News Staff 22 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Fox Sports Jason McIntyre 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Las Vegas Review-Journal Adam Hill 22 Apr Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian
Loaded Box Podcast Staff 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
Mile High Report Joe Rowles 22 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Mark Craig 22 Apr Josh Jones, OT, Houston Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Mockout Micky McKeon 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
Music City Miracles Justin Melo 22 Apr Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State
NFL Draft Blitz Alex Khvatov 22 Apr Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal
NFL Draft Scout Rob Rang 22 Apr Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian
NFL Trade Rumors Logan Ulrich 22 Apr Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
NFL.com Peter Schrager 22 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
Overtime Heroics Alex Simpson 22 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Pro Football Network Ben Allbright 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
Real GM Jeff Risdon 22 Apr Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt
Rotoworld Josh Norris 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
Salt Lake Tribune Eric Walden 22 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
San Jose Mercury News Cam Inman 22 Apr Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
SB Nation Dan Kadar 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Sports Illustrated Kevin Hanson 22 Apr Josh Jones, OT, Houston Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
St. Paul Pioneer Press Chris Tomasson 22 Apr Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Steel City Underground Chase Hammes 22 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Tampa Bay Times Eduardo Encina 22 Apr Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The Draft Network Benjamin Solak 22 Apr Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
The Draft Network Joe Marino 22 Apr Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Draft Network Jordan Reid 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
The Draft Network Kyle Crabbs 22 Apr Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Draft Network Trevor Sikkema 22 Apr Josh Jones, OT, Houston Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Ringer Danny Kelly 22 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 22 Apr Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 22 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Matt Hennessy, G, Temple K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State James Lynch, DE, Baylor Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
Washington Post John Clayton 22 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 21 Apr Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
CBS Sports Will Brinson 21 Apr K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
Draft Wire Luke Easterling 21 Apr Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
DraftBlaster Draft Geek 21 Apr Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Draftplex Jason Pruett 21 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State
DraftTek Staff 21 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Grant Delpit, S, Louisiana State Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas K'Von Wallace, S, Clemson
Fantasy Pros Mike Tagliere 21 Apr Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Terrell Burgess, S, Utah Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 21 Apr Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Front Porch Football Harris Oates 21 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Robert Hunt, G, Louisiana Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Houston Chronicle Aaron Wilson 21 Apr Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Houston Chronicle John McClain 21 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Miami Herald Armando Salguero 21 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
NBC Sports Peter King 21 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
NFL Draft Guru Staff 21 Apr Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
NFL.com Charles Davis 21 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Orange County Register Gilbert Manzano 21 Apr Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Sports Illustrated Albert Breer 21 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Sports Illustrated Corey Parson 21 Apr A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
The Huddle Cory Bonini 21 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State
Turf Show Times Kenneth Arthur 21 Apr C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
UPI Alex Butler 21 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State
Windy City Gridiron Jacob Infante 21 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Baltimore Sun C.J. Doon 20 Apr A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Business Insider Tyler Lauletta 20 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
College Football News Pete Fiutak 20 Apr Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
NESN Zach Cox 20 Apr Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
NFL.com Rhett Lewis 20 Apr Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The Big Lead Ryan Phillips 20 Apr Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Behind the Steel Curtain Bryan Anthony Davis 19 Apr Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
Sleeper U Smitty 19 Apr Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
NFL.com Chad Reuter 17 Apr Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
NFL.com Bucky Brooks 14 Apr Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State

Over the course of the past eight weeks, we’ve had a total of 48 different players mocked to the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In this final version of our Database for this year, 30 of those 48 players make an appearance. We even got some re-appearances and a couple of new folks in this final version.

Defensive Backs - 90/200 selections (45%, up from 35% last week)

  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah - 29 selections (14.5%, up from 3%)
  • Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State - 19 selections (9.5%, down from 10%)
  • A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson - 14 selections (7%, up from 6%)
  • Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian - 10 selections (5%, no change)
  • Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama - 9 selections (4.5%, down from 5.5%)
  • Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama - 3 selections (1.5%, down from 3%)
  • Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota - 3 selections (1.5%, RETURN this week)
  • Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois - 1 selection (0.5%, NEW this week)
  • Grant Delpit, S, Louisiana State - 1 selection (0.5%, RETURN this week)
  • C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida - 1 selection (0.5%, down from 1%)

As you can see, Jaylon Johnson made a HUGE jump this week. He not only leads the defensive backs in our final Database, but he damn near lapped the field. I’m not sure what the sudden buzz around him is, but the experts apparently think there’s something about him that the Vikings like. His big jump helped the defensive backs to officially pull away from the other position groups.

Wide Receivers - 50/200 selections (25%, down from 33.5% last week)

  • Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor - 15 selections (7.5%, down from 10.5%)
  • Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State - 14 selections (7%, up from 6%)
  • Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson - 8 selections (4%, down from 9%)
  • Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State - 6 selections (3%, up from 1.5%)
  • Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian - 4 selections (2%, down from 4.5%)
  • Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama - 2 selections (1%, up from 0.5%)
  • Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Southern Cal - 1 selection (0.5%, NEW this week)

Mims is still your clubhouse leader at the wide receiver position in our Database, but the gap between him and Jefferson has narrowed. Higgins took a significant drop as well. I don’t know if Jefferson will be around when the Vikings pick, but he’d be a great addition.

Defensive Line - 32/200 selections (16%, down from 21.5%)

  • Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State - 17 selections (8.5%, down from 9%)
  • K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, Louisiana State - 5 selections (2.5%, up from 1.5%)
  • A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa - 4 selections (2%, down from 7.5%)
  • Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina - 3 selections (1.5%, up from 1%)
  • Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian - 1 selection (0.5%, no change)
  • Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn - 1 selection (0.5%, NEW this week)
  • Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M - 1 selection (0.5%, RETURN this week)

Gross-Matos is carrying the day for the defensive line group in this final Database, getting more than three times the number of selections as the next closest player. Epenesa appears to have dropped in these ranks almost as quickly has he climbed to near the top not so long ago.

Offensive Line - 28/200 selections (14%, up from 8.5%)

  • Josh Jones, OT, Houston - 10 selections (5%, up from 2.5%)
  • Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State - 8 selections (4%, up from 0.5%)
  • Austin Jackson, OT, Southern Cal - 6 selections (3%, no change)
  • Cesar Ruiz, G, Michigan - 2 selections (1%, up from 0.5%)
  • Matt Hennessy, G, Temple - 1 selection (0.5%, NEW this week)
  • Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia - 1 selection (0.5%, no change)

The offensive line train has picked up a bit of steam this week around the internet, but that doesn’t seem to be reflected in our Database for this week. Cleveland has climbed a lot since the last time we did this, and seems to be the kind of tackle the Vikings would want for their scheme. So does Jones, but the odds of Jones being there at 22 or 25 seem to be decreasing, I think.

And those are the only four position groups represented in our final Mock Draft Database. No quarterbacks, no running backs, no linebackers, just the four position groups you see above.

So, let’s get to our final graphic representations of our Database for this year, starting with this week’s Donut Graph. This is just for the players that appear in this week’s Database. You may click to embiggen if you feel the need.

Last, but not least, the final Jell-o Salad graph of 2020, tracking the rises, falls, appearances, and disappearances of all 48 players that appeared in the Mock Draft Database this season. Yes, you can click to embiggen this one as well.

With that, our 2020 Mock Draft Database is complete for another season. Will the Vikings’ selections at #22 and #25 overall. . .or wherever they end up picking. . .be reflected in this year’s Database? We’re just a few hours away from finding out.