The more things change, the more they stay the same.
In the 10th week of the summary, we saw that the majority of the players were the mainstays of this year’s seminal drafts. Unlike last week, this version added three new players to the list.
My biggest takeaway this week: Derek Stingley Jr. becomes the runaway favorite among analysts.
Here’s how things worked out in the latest sham concept summary.
Draft Wire is Luke Easterling
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein
The Notre Dame star is falling off concept boards due to his 4.59-second 40-yard dash, but the fall is not justified. He has elite field vision, instincts and size / height.
Even though safety is not currently high on the positional value graph, it is clear that it is becoming more important than ever to have two big playmakers in the defensive backfield.
CBS Sports’s Ryan Wilson
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr
ESPN’s Jordan Reid
CBS Sports’s Pete Prisco
CBS Sports’s Kyle Stackpole
Pro Football Network’s Cam Mellor
Establish The Run’s Evan Silva
Fox Sports’s Jason McIntyre
Pro Football Network’s Joe Broback
PFF’s Brad Spielberger
The most controversial player the Vikings have ridiculed through the process has a whopping ten analysts sending him to Minnesota. When he hit his ceiling, Stingley Jr. the upside down of Darrelle Revis.
Given the problems he had with injuries and volatile play, there is a lingering fear that he may have already reached his ceiling.
The Athletics’ Dane Brugler
NFL.com’s Adam Rankings
CBS Sports’s Chris Trapasso
The discourse surrounding McDuffie will still be mixed due to its relatively small stature and 29.75 ″ arms. How tough he is in coverage, coupled with his high-up athletics, will make a team believe they can work around the shortcomings.
Josh Edwards of CBS Sports
Generating an onslaught is the most important element of the Ed Donatell defense. The Vikings will be in a 3-4 base, but that will include many hybrid style fronts. Johnson’s choice would give them the flexibility to use both Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith as chess pieces.
Sports News’s Vinnie Iyer
Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network
Less than two weeks away and we have a new name.
Wyatt is the antithesis of what the Vikings do not have at defensive tackle: a fast gap shooter. Iyer has the Vikings beating the talented Georgia Bulldog at no. 19 assured after an exchange with the New Orleans Saints. This type of market manipulation is something we should expect from general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
Pro Football Network’s Dalton Miller
Another new prospect with the Vikings!
The likelihood of Mafe going into the top 15 is low, but the prospect of his skills being mentored by Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter is fascinating. Mafe had an average of one push for every six-pass storm repeats and had the car, wing team and athletics to be a 10-plus bag-per-season guy.
Here is an outline of each choice through 10 weeks.
|CB Derek Stingley Jr||39|
|CB Trent McDuffie||18|
|CB Sous Gardner||11|
|EDGE Jermaine Johnson||10|
|EDGE George Karlaftis||4|
|CB Andrew Booth Jr||3|
|DT Jordan Davis||3|
|C Tyler Linderbaum||2|
|CB Kaiir Elam||2|
|EDGE Travon Walker||2|
|DT Devonte Wytt||2|
|EDGE David Ojabo||2|
|LB Devin Lloyd||2|
|S Kyle Hamilton||2|
|EDGE Boye Mafe||1|
|QB Malik Willis||1|