You’ll definitely see some differences from our first mock roundup, and when using a mock which we had last time the previous pick(s) are denoted.
One thing that hasn’t changed: It is hard to find too many mocks for Minnesota since it has no first-round pick and those that do think the Vikings still need help on the offensive line, despite a couple of free-agent signings.
But there is something new — a couple of mocks have Minnesota selecting running back Joe Mixon, who many teams likely won’t even have on their draft board after video surfaced recently of him hitting a woman (from an incident that happened a few years back).
Even with the Vikings signing Latavius Murray, that could turn out to be just a one-year deal, and Minnesota could need a young running back of the future in any case. Should they draft Mixon? In what round? No doubt Mixon will be one of the storylines of this year’s draft.
Here’s the second roundup of mock drafts from around web. I dare you to find a more complete list anywhere on the internet (listed in order of most recent to oldest; any mocks from before free agency and/or the combine not included):
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (March 17): Round 2 — Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama. Previously (note: only 2 rounds in current Miller mock, last time it was 7 rounds): Round 2 — Dan Feeney, G, Indiana; Round 3a — Antonio Garcia, T, Troy; Round 3b — Pat Elfein, C, Ohio State; Round 4a — Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming; Round 4b — Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse; Round 5 — Justin Davis, RB, USC; Round 6 — Josh Dobbs, QB, Tennessee; Round 7 — Corey Smith, WR, Ohio State.
Dieter Kurtenbach of FOXSports.com (March 16) Dan Feeney, G, Indiana. Previously: Feeney.
Luke Easterling of The Draft Wire (March 16): Round 2 — Taylor Moton, OL, Western Michigan; Round 3a — D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas; Round 3b — Carlos Watkins, DL, Clemson; Round 4a — Steven Taylor, LB, Houston; Round 4b — Damien Mama, G, USC; Round 5 — Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan; Round 6 — Rudy Ford, S, Auburn; Round 7 — Noble Nwachukwu, DE/OLB, West Virginia.
Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com (March 15): Round 2 — Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State; Round 3a — D’Onta Freeman, RB, Texas; Round 3b — Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU; Round 4a — Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn; Round 4b — ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama. Previously: Round 2 — Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan; Round 3a — Nazir Jones, DL, North Carolina; Round 3b — Pocic; Round 4a — Stewart; Round 4b — Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia.
Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports (March 15): Dan Feeney, G/C, Indiana: “They’ve addressed both tackle positions but now need to focus on the interior. They’re staring at starting Joe Berger at center and Jeremiah Sirles at right guard, so Feeney could come in and push either one for a starting spot. He’s a perfect fit with demanding OL coach Tony Sparano.”
Chad Reuter of NFL.com (March 15): Round 2 — Dan Feeney, G, Indiana; Round 3a — Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington; Round 3b — Duke Riley, OLB, LSU; Round 4a — Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming; Round 4b — George Kittle, TE, Iowa.
Eric Galko of The Sporting News (March 15): Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy.