Britton Rises, Harvin Falls, And Nobody Knows What The Heck Is Going On

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Three weeks ago I scoured dozens (and I mean many, many dozens) of mock drafts and it was obvious that reciever Percy Harvin was the most popular choice for the Vikings to select at #22.  Things have changed a bit.

I scoured dozens (again I mean many, many, dozens) of mocks that have been updated since Sunday, and Harvin has fallen a tad as a result of character worries while Eben Britton has gained momentum as the Vikings pick.  However, of all the mocks I went through, a whopping 14 different players were choosen for the Vikings.  This just goes to show that, whether by design or otherwise, the Vikings first round selection is one that is shrouded by a lot of mystery.

Here is the updated breakdown of how often certain players were selected:

Eben Britton, OT = 28%

Percy Harvin, WR = 22%

Vontae Davis, CB = 7%

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR = 7%

Alex Mack, C = 5%

Darius Butler, CB =5%

William Beatty, OT = 5%

Jeremy Maclin, WR = 5%

Other = 16%

Think about it this way, even if the Vikings select Eben Britton in the first round, 72% of all mock drafts will be wrong.  It just goes to show that there are no guarantees in the draft.  Maybe Crabtree could fall to #22.  Or maybe it’ll be Sanchez, or Jenkins, or Andre Smith.  The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy the draft everyone!

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One Response to “Britton Rises, Harvin Falls, And Nobody Knows What The Heck Is Going On”

  1. rwblake says:

    Yes, it is interesting this year. There really is no clue how the Vikings will draft. I’ve been making that comment with other fans.
    We know there are two smokescreens in Harvin and White. So we know they are targeting a WR in round one or two, that they hope will fall to them.

    RW

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