With 129 versions of 51 mock drafts compiled in Scout.com’s Mock Draft Muncher, there is plenty of speculation congregating in one place.
What does it mean for the Minnesota Vikings?
Without a first-round pick for the Vikings and many of the bigger, respected sites issuing mock drafts not yet delving into the second round, a consensus for the Vikings’ first pick – at No. 46 overall – hasn’t yet been generated.
Five of the 51 mock drafts that were munched went into the second round with, predictably, not one player being picked twice at No. 46 in those five mock drafts.
McCaffery was picked to the Vikings by Shutdown Corner, but he was also selected as high as No. 14 by Bleacher Report.
Foreman was selected by the Vikings in the Draft Site mock, but he was also selected much earlier by five other mock drafts entered into Scout.com’s Mock Draft Muncher.
The offensive line should be a priority for the Vikings, and one of the five mocks, Fox Sports, had Minnesota selecting Indiana guard Dan Feeney. But he was also selected as high as No. 20 overall, meaning he would be off the board well before reaching the Vikings on Day 2.
Of the five picks delving down to the No. 46 pick, two of them had Minnesota selecting defensive players.
Draft Tek had Florida inside linebacker Jarrad Davis going to the Vikings, but 13 other mock drafts had him pegged as a first-round pick. While Eric Kendricks is proving to be a solid middle linebacker for Minnesota, the Vikings have considered sliding him outside if necessary, which could be the case if Chad Greenway retires and there is better value in free agency or in the draft at middle linebacker over outside linebacker.
The other defensive pick assigned to Minnesota’s 46th pick was Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley. The San Diego Union-Tribune was the one making that connection. However, if Sharrif Floyd returns, it seems unlikely the Vikings would spend their first pick of the draft at that position, given their more pressing needs on the offensive side of the ball.
For now and the next two-plus months, it’s all speculation, but it can be entertaining and even informing as more information emerges throughout the predraft process.