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2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v5.0

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It’s time, once again, for our weekly update of what draftniks all over the internet are projecting the Minnesota Vikings to do in the 2021 NFL Draft. Yes, the best and most extensive Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database on the interwebs is up to version 5.0 as we sit about five weeks away from this year’s selection meeting in Cleveland.

As I pointed out last week, it doesn’t seem as though there are as many new mocks that are coming out each week, and most of the “regular” mock drafters don’t seem to be updating as frequently. Though we’re up to 70 mocks in our Database for this week, only about 40% of them have been added or updated since last week’s update. I’m hoping that as we get closer to the actual event we’ll start seeing some more changes and new mocks for addition to our Database, but we’ll have to see what happens.

With that, here are the 70 mocks that make up our Database for this week.

2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v5.0

Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 3 (91)
Site Name Date Round 1 (14) Round 3 (79) Round 3 (91)
DraftTek Staff (Mark P.) 21 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL) Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
Pro Football Network Dalton Miller 21 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
Sportsnaut Matt Johnson 21 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
The Draft Network Joe Marino 20 Mar Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Touchdown Wire Doug Farrar 20 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Emory Hunt 19 Mar Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
CBS Sports Josh Edwards 19 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
NFL.com Lance Zierlein 19 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Pro Football Network Matt Williamson 19 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 18 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)
Rotoballer D.J. Boyer 18 Mar Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Jordan Smith, DE, Alabama-Birmingham Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
Tankathon Staff 18 Mar Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky Ben Cleveland, OL, Georgia
Touchdown Wire Mark Schofield 18 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
Fox Sports Rob Rang 17 Mar Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
NFL Draft Room Staff 17 Mar Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 17 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
Fantasy Data Alexander Kurpeski 16 Mar Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Pro Football Network Oliver Hodgkinson 16 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL) Talanoa Hufanga, S, Southern Cal Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 16 Mar Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL) Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia Marlon Tupulotu, DT, Southern Cal
Alpha Football Staff 15 Mar Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 15 Mar Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
Comm Show Bomb Show Tim Amara 15 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Football Outsiders Benjamin Robinson 15 Mar Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Prime Time Sports Talk Andersen Pickard 15 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Walter Football Charlie Campbell 15 Mar Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
EDS Football Brendan Donahue 14 Mar Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal
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)
Pro Football Focus Seth Galina 8 Mar Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
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
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
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)

The defensive line is still dominating things, as they account for 40 of our 70 picks this week. Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau (12 picks) and Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye (11 picks) are still holding down the top two spots, but Rousseau’s teammate Jaelan Phillips has jumped back into the third spot with nine selections this week. That has come as the expense of Alabama defensive tackle Christian Barmore, who is down to just five selections. Frankly, after the Vikings’ signing of Dalvin Tomlinson, I’d expect Barmore’s share of things to drop even further.

Penn State’s Jayson Oweh and Oklahoma’s Ronnie Perkins each hold onto one selection, while Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike is back in our Database with one pick this week after dropping out last week.

Offensive linemen are still in the second position in our Database with 21 of our 70 picks this week, and a couple of players are picking up a little momentum. Southern Cal tackle/guard Alijah Vera-Tucker is up to eight selections this week, while Christian Darrisaw of Virginia Tech is up to six picks. Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater appears four times in this week’s update, while Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi sees his name come up three times.

Again, the remaining picks are a little sparse, with just nine of them to be had for the remaining position groups. The linebackers hang on to the third spot again this week, as all three of them that are in our Database. . .Penn State’s Micah Parsons (2 picks), Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari (1 pick), and Alabama’s Dylan Moses (1 pick) hold steady from last week’s update.

Defensive backs are. . .uh, back, this week, as they have three selections among them. Our lone debuting player this week is Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, who grabbed two selections this week. The other one went to a returning player in Alabama star Patrick Surtain II.

And we still have two pass catchers in our Database, with Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts holding on to their selections from last week’s update.

Here’s what it looks like on ye olde donute graphe for this week, folks. You can click on the picture to embiggen it if that will make it easier for you to see.

And we have your second version of the “Jell-o salad” graph, showing how things have ebbed and flowed for these different prospects over the course of the last five weeks. Click to embiggen this one as well, if you’d like.

We are up to 22 different players that have been mocked to the Minnesota Vikings at pick #14 in the 2021 NFL Draft. There’s still plenty of time for things to change over the next few weeks, and we’ll be here each weekend to bring you the latest changes to what the experts are predicting for our favorite team. Enjoy this week’s update, everyone!