Mock drafts: Bridgewater losing Vikings steam

With more than a dozen two-round mock drafts analyzed, Teddy Bridgewater is the choice for the Vikings, but he is losing momentum the closer we get to the draft.'s Mock Draft Muncher received a refresher, and it produced a variety of opinions for the Vikings' picks in the first two rounds.

More mock drafts analyzed didn't equal more selections for QB Teddy Bridgewater with the Minnesota Vikings' pick at No. 8 overall. Despite adding new two-round mock drafts to the Mock Draft Muncher, Bridgewater received two fewer selections for the Vikings than he did two weeks ago because of revisions in previous mock drafts.

Despite that, Bridgewater was still the overall pick for the Vikings because he received a higher grade than fellow QB Derek Carr, who also received four selections for the Vikings among the more than dozen mock drafts analyzed. Carr and Blake Bortles received more votes for the Vikings than in previous versions of the Mock Draft Muncher, which analyzed the top 64 picks from more than a dozen mock drafts that went two rounds.

In addition to the aforementioned quarterbacks, Johnny Manziel received a selection, along with defensive tackle Aaron Donald and receiver Mike Evans.

While offense ruled the first-round projections for the Vikings, defense was the majority choice for their second-round pick, with linebacker Kyle Van Noy winning the 40th pick with three selections for the Vikings.

He was the only player with more than one selection for the Vikings' second-round pick among the selected mocks. Also receiving votes were CBs Davante Adams, Kyle Fuller, Phillip Gaines, Jason Verrett, DE/OLBs Demarcus Lawrence, Trent Murphy and Dee Ford, QB Zach Mettenberger, TE Jace Amaro and WR Kelvin Benjamin.

In all but two of the mock drafts munched, DE Jadeveon Clowney was the first overall choice for the Houston Texans. Bortles was the pick in the other two.

Bortles ended up going third to the Jacksonville Jaguars, although that was hardly a consensus. LB Khalil Mack, QB Teddy Bridgewater and Clowney all got multiple votes for the Jaguars.

Manziel was the second quarterback taken, and the team he went to was no surprise – the Cleveland Browns have long been rumored as a landing spot for Manziel.

Bortles, Manziel and Bridgewater were the only three quarterbacks awarded in the first round, but Jimmy Garoppolo (Houston at No. 33 and Jacksonville at No. 39), Derek Carr (Oakland at No. 36), and Zach Mettenberger (Arizona at No. 52) all went in the second round.

Clowney had the earliest average selection at 1.31 and Bridgewater had the widest range of the first-round quarterbacks (from third to 39th),
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