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2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v2.0

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Well, so much for getting this bad boy up earlier on Saturdays, eh?

Yes, after a significant delay, we’re finally here with Version 2.0 of your 2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, in which we attempt to get a handle on what the purple might be doing when we get to this year’s NFL Draft.

In last week’s Database, we saw the defensive linemen dominate things in the early going, and we’ve got more of the same in this week’s update. We’re now up to 40 Mock Draft, the majority of which are either new or updated since last week. How far have things shifted? Let’s take a look at what we have.

2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v2.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 2 (91)
Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 2 (91)
Mile High Report Joe Rowles 27 Feb Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Pro Football Network Staff 27 Feb Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Action Network Matthew Freedman 26 Feb Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 26 Feb Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
CBS Sports Josh Edwards 26 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 26 Feb Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 26 Feb DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Loaded Box Podcast Mikey Ostrowski 26 Feb Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech Jevon Holland, S, Oregon Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Rotoballer Andrew Lalama 26 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 26 Feb Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
E$PN Mel Kiper Jr. 25 Feb Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
NFL.com Charley Casserly 25 Feb Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
The Draft Network Drae Harris 25 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 24 Feb Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
DraftTek Staff 24 Feb Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 24 Feb Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan Ben Cleveland, OL, Georgia Paris Ford, S, Pittsburgh
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 24 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 23 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Pro Football Network Ben Rolfe 23 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
The Game Haus Joe Ditullio 23 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 23 Feb Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL) Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
Akron Beacon-Journal Dan Kadar 22 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Draft Wire Luke Easterling 22 Feb Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Pro Football Focus Anthony Treash 22 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Pro Football Network Ian Cummings 22 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa Quincy Roche, DE, Miami (FL)
Pro Football Network Tyler Olson 22 Feb Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
Sports Illustrated Zack Patraw 22 Feb Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
The Huddle Report Brian Johannes 22 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
USA Today Nate Davis 22 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 22 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL) Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
Rotoballer D.J. Boyer 19 Feb Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Southern Cal Ben Cleveland, OL, Georgia
Sportsnaut Matt Johnson 19 Feb Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
Big Cat Country Ryan Day 18 Feb Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Football Fan Spot Steven Lourie 18 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Vanderbilt Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
Pro Football Network Kent Platte 18 Feb Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
The Draft Network Brentley Weissman 18 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL) James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
The Draft Scout Matt Miller 18 Feb Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Last Word on Pro Football Ryan Potts 17 Feb Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Last Word on Pro Football Michael Hanich 16 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
NFL Draft Diamonds Damond Talbot 16 Feb Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

As mentioned in the intro, the defensive linemen continue to dominate, as they account for 25 of the 40 selections in this week’s Database. Miami (Florida) defensive end Gregory Rousseau continues to lead the way both for the defensive linemen and overall with nine selections. Hot on his tail is Alabama defensive tackle Christian Barmore, who now has seven experts tabbing him to Minnesota at #14 overall.

Making a strong debut this week is Rousseau’s teammate with the Hurricanes, defensive end Jaelan Phillips, who has four selections in his first week in the Database. Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye still has some support, but he appears just three times. Jayson Oweh of Penn State holds steady with one selection, and another player making his debut, Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike, appears once in this week’s update.

In a pretty distant second place, we have the offensive linemen, who account for nine of our selections this week. The new leader in the clubhouse at that spot is Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw with four selections. Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater and USC guard Alijah Vera-Tucker each check in with a pair of picks, while Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi makes his debut this week as well, coming in with one selection.

So, with 34 out of 40 selections this week dedicated to players in the trenches, it doesn’t leave a whole lot for any of the other positions. The wide receivers are holding things down with three selections in this week’s update. Alabama teammates Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith each have one pick this week, as does Minnesota star Rashod Bateman.

The defensive backs have two selections this week, both of them coming courtesy of South Carolina standout Jaycee Horn. Last, but not least, there is one linebacker in this week’s update, as Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari maintained his one selection from last week.

Dropping out of the Database this week were Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II, Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses, and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons.

Our donut chart for this week shows us the dominance of the defensive linemen continuing this week, as you can see a whole lot of blue and not a whole lot of anything else. If you have difficulty reading anything, you may always click upon the picture for the purposes of embiggening.

No trend graph for this week, but we’ll definitely have one as a part of next week’s update.

That does it for this week’s installment of the 2021 Mock Draft Database for your Minnesota Vikings, folks. Are there any mocks you like in particular? Do you agree with the trends that are pointing towards the defensive line for the purple thus far?