If you were hoping that one of the top two linebackers – Khalil Mack or Anthony Barr – fell to the Vikings, well, the news is not as good.
In five of 11 mock drafts "munched" in Scout.com's innovative Mock Draft Muncher, the Vikings got Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the eight pick in the draft. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel fell to the Vikings in two of the 11 drafts, Fresno State QB Derek Carr was the selection in two other mock drafts, and Central Florida's Blake Bortles was available in one.
That means that the Vikings went defense only once in those 11 drafts.
The drafts selected for the Mock Draft Muncher had to be two rounds.
In the second round, the Vikings' most frequent selection was BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy, taken in four of the 11 mock drafts used. While quarterbacks dominated the first-round selections for the Vikings, defense was the trend in the second round. In addition to Van Noy, linebackers Ryan Shazier (twice) and Trent Murphy (once) were selections in three other mock drafts. Auburn defensive end/linebacker Dee Ford was also selected once with the Vikings' 40th pick overall.
To see the trends for the Vikings, along with all the other teams, the average draft position for each player, which drafts were used and more, go to Scout.com's Mock Draft Muncher right here. It will be updated on a weekly basis.
In the player analysis section, Bridgewater had the largest range of the top eight players, being selected anywhere from No. 3 overall to No. 26 overall. In contrast, Jadeveon Clowney was picked in the top three selection in all 11 mock drafts that were munched.
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