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2021 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database, v3.0

A couple of changes and, yes, we have a quarterback pick

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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.