Boy howdy, I certainly have gotten bad about being timely with these Mock Draft Database updates. Unfortunately, I had a research paper kicking my butt for most of this weekend, so I didn’t get an opportunity to get to this until right now. But, though it’s a day late, we are never a dollar short when it comes to the most comprehensive roundup of mock drafts focusing on your Minnesota Vikings.
We are up to 50 different mocks for this week’s installment of our Database, and there have been a couple of moves made. The same position group is still dominating everything to this point, but there have been a couple of names added at other positions that could potentially raise some eyebrows.
With that, here are the mocks that comprise Version 3.0 of your 2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.
2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v3.0
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (14)||Round 3 (79)||Round 3 (91)|
|Site||Name||Date||Round 1 (14)||Round 3 (79)||Round 3 (91)|
|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|
|Sportsnaut||Matt Johnson||7 Mar||Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State||Walker Little, OT, Stanford||Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame|
|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|
|CBS Sports||Josh Edwards||5 Mar||Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)|
|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$PN||Todd McShay||4 Mar||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|Fantasy Pros||Mike Tagliere||4 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|The Draft Network||Trevor Sikkema||4 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|The Sports Bank||Paul Banks||4 Mar||Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama|
|CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||3 Mar||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|Total Sports Live||Mike Earnshaw||3 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|Action Network||Scott Smith||2 Mar||Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal|
|CBS Sports||Cody Benjamin||2 Mar||Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal|
|Pro Football Network||Tommy Garrett||2 Mar||Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama|
|The Game Haus||Joe Ditullio||2 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|Walter Football||Walter Cherepinsky||2 Mar||Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)||Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia||Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest|
|CBS Sports||Ryan Wilson||1 Mar||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|Denver Post||Ryan O'Halloran||1 Mar||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|Draft ID||Sawyer Hicks||1 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|DraftTek||Staff||1 Mar||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan||D'Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan||Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State|
|Gridiron Xtra||James Pike||1 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||1 Mar||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)||Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State||Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame|
|Mile High Report||Joe Rowles||27 Feb||Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech|
|Action Network||Matthew Freedman||26 Feb||Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)|
|CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||26 Feb||Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia|
|Loaded Box Podcast||Mikey Ostrowski||26 Feb||Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech||Jevon Holland, S, Oregon||Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State|
|Rotoballer||Andrew Lalama||26 Feb||Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)|
|Sporting News||Vinnie Iyer||26 Feb||Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Southern Cal|
|E$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)|
|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)|
|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|
|Big Cat Country||Ryan Day||18 Feb||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|The Draft Scout||Matt Miller||18 Feb||Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama|
There are a couple of mocks in our Database this week that have trades included. I have put those drafts in italics so that they could, potentially, make more sense.
As you can see, the defensive linemen are continuing to just crush every other position group, as they comprise 35 of the 50 selections in this week’s update. However, Gregory Rousseau now has company at the top of the list of most picks overall, as his ten selections for this week were matched by Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye. Paye had just three selections in last week’s update, so this is a pretty significant jump for him. Christian Barmore is just behind both of them with eight selections this week.
Rousseau’s teammate, Jaelan Phillips, has five selections this week to keep his name towards the top, while newcomer Ronnie Perkins, a defensive end from Oklahoma, joins Levi Onwuzurike with one selection this week.
The offensive linemen continue to hold down the second position in our Database, as they pick up nine selections this week. Christian Darrisaw and Alijah Vera-Tucker each garnered four picks this week, while Rashawn Slater hangs on with one selection.
That leaves just six selections for the rest of the field for this week, and half of those have been taken by pass catchers. Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has two selections once again this week, and he’s joined by another newcomer in Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. Pitts was drafted by the Vikings in one of the drafts involving a trade, and that’s likely what they’d have to do in order to acquire him since he won’t fall to #14. I’m not sure what people would think of this pick. . .I wouldn’t hate it, but I think some other folks might.
A pair of linebackers appear in our Database for this week, as Azeez Ojulari and Dylan Moses each have one selection. Moses is back in the Database after dropping out last week.
And, yes, one brave soul has mocked a quarterback to the Vikings at #14, as the name of North Dakota State signal-caller Trey Lance is now a part of our Database. I’m sure this won’t cause any controversy at all.
We’ve mentioned which players are new to the Database this week. Here is a list of players that have dropped out since our last update.
- Penn State DE Jayson Oweh
- Texas OT Samuel Cosmi
- South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn
- Alabama WR DeVonta Smith
- Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman
With that, here is our Donut Graph for this week, illustrating just how far the defensive linemen are above everyone else in this week’s update. You may click on the picture to embiggen it should you desire.
I know I said we were going to have the trends graph in this week’s update, but I can’t get the darn thing to look quite right, so I’m going to hold off on it until next week.
But, that’s your latest Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database update, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll have this thing back by Saturday next week as I’ll be free of the scourge of schoolwork for a few days.