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2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v4.0

The mocks don’t seem to be updating as frequently

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Okay. . .rather than declare that this thing is coming out on Saturdays, going forward this is just going to be a “weekend” product rather than one that comes out on a specific day. It’ll get done, and hopefully it will be earlier in the weekend than this, but I won’t make any promises going forward.

But, we’ve finally gotten to the fourth iteration of our Mock Draft Database for this season for your Minnesota Vikings. We’re finally up to 60 mock drafts, and the overall trends appear to be staying the same. For some reason, it doesn’t seem like we have as many people putting out new mocks as we have in years past. Maybe that’s just because of the weirdness of this past year, but it seems to be more difficult to find new mocks this year than it has been in the past.

With that, here are the 60 mocks that are a part of this week’s update. Again, mocks that involve the Vikings making a trade are shown in the Database in italics so that you can click on the links and understand what was done in those particular mocks.

2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v4.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 3 (91)
Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 3 (91)
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 13 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
DraftTek Staff 13 Mar Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
Rotoballer D.J. Boyer 13 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL) Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State Tommy Kraemer, G, Notre Dame
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 13 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State Deonte Brown, OL, Alabama
CBS Sports Josh Edwards 12 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Draft Wire Luke Easterling 12 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa Richie Grant, S, Central Florida
Pro Football Network Nick Farabaugh 12 Mar Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia
Pro Football Network Tony Pauline 12 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
USA Today Nate Davis 12 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
The Draft Network Jordan Reid 11 Mar Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Arrowhead Pride Kent Swanson 10 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
CBS Sports Tom Fornelli 10 Mar Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Loaded Box Podcast Mikey Ostrowski 10 Mar Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
Maize 'N Brew Anthony Broome 10 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
Sports Illustrated Alec Pulido 10 Mar Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama Quinn Meinerz, G, Wisconsin-Whitewater Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
CBS Sports Pete Prisco 9 Mar Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
Last Word on Pro Football Derek Borycki 9 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
NFL.com Maurice Jones-Drew 9 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Sharp Football Analysis Ryan McCrystal 9 Mar Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
The Game Haus Joe Ditullio 9 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 9 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL) Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 8 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
Pro Football Focus Seth Galina 8 Mar Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 8 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL) Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame Patrick Jones, DE, Pittsburgh
Clutch Points Skyler Carlin 7 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
NFL Draft Diamonds Damond Talbot 7 Mar Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame Richie Grant, S, Central Florida
Pro Football Network Staff 7 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Sports Illustrated Roy Countryman 7 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL) Walker Little, OT, Stanford Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Sportsnaut Matt Johnson 7 Mar Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State Walker Little, OT, Stanford Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
The Huddle Report Brian Johannes 7 Mar Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Pro Football Network A.J. Schulte 6 Mar Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida No pick (trade) Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Tankathon Staff 6 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee Tyler Shelvin, DT, Louisiana State
EDS Football Kevin Hanson 5 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
NFL.com Chad Reuter 5 Mar Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma Richie Grant, S, Central Florida Tyler Shelvin, DT, Louisiana State
UK Draft Staff 5 Mar Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama Jay Tufele, DT, Southern Cal Richie Grant, S, Central Florida
E$PN Todd McShay 4 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Fantasy Pros Mike Tagliere 4 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
The Draft Network Trevor Sikkema 4 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
The Sports Bank Paul Banks 4 Mar Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Total Sports Live Mike Earnshaw 3 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Action Network Scott Smith 2 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
CBS Sports Cody Benjamin 2 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
Pro Football Network Tommy Garrett 2 Mar Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Denver Post Ryan O'Halloran 1 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Draft ID Sawyer Hicks 1 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Gridiron Xtra James Pike 1 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Mile High Report Joe Rowles 27 Feb Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Action Network Matthew Freedman 26 Feb Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
Rotoballer Andrew Lalama 26 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Sporting News Vinnie Iyer 26 Feb Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
E$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)
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 24 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Pro Football Network Ben Rolfe 23 Feb Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Akron Beacon-Journal Dan Kadar 22 Feb Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
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

As you can see, the defensive line is continuing its dominance, picking up 38 of the 60 possible selections in this week’s Database. The tie between Gregory Rousseau and Kwity Paye from last week has been broken, as Rousseau is now firmly back on top of the heap with 14 selections to 9 for Paye. Christian Barmore continues his strong showing, as his name appears 8 times for the second consecutive week.

Jaelan Phillips also holds steady with five selections, and Ronnie Perkins holds on to his one selection from last week as well. After dropping out of the Database, Jayson Oweh is back this week with one selection.

Offensive linemen are once again in the second spot, picking up 15 selections this time around. This week, the position is led by Alijah Vera-Tucker, as his name appears six times this week. Christian Darrisaw is mocked to the Vikings four times in this week’s update, while Rashawn Slater’s name shows up three times. After leaving the Database, Samuel Cosmi is back as well, picking up two selections this week.

The linebackers pick up most of what’s left as far as selections are concerned. Micah Parsons, another player that had departed our Database a while back, is now back with a pair of selections, while Dylan Moses and Azeez Ojulari each have one pick to their names.

The pass catchers are down to just two selections, as Jaylen Waddle and Kyle Pitts each appear one time in this week’s update, and Trey Lance continues to be the lone quarterback selection in our Database thus far.

Here’s what this week’s picks look like in donut form. As we’ve always said, you can click on this graph to embiggen it if you can’t quite read it at the size it is.

Incidentally, it was nice of the folks from Dictionary dot com to finally catch up to our command of the English language.

Just ignore that bit about “supposably,” because. . .seriously, ewwwwwwwwwww.

And now, for the first time this year, we have the famed “Jell-o salad” graph to show the trends that we’ve seen over the first four installments of our Database for this year. You may click to embiggen this one as well.

That’s the Mock Draft Database update for this week, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll be back with Version 5.0 sometime next weekend.