Minnesota Vikings 7 Round NFL Mock Draft | March Edition

It is officially March and time for a new monthly 7 round Vikings NFL Mock Draft. This will be the last pre-free agency 7 rounder so expect next months to look drastically different. In this edition the Vikings go defense early and often but still manage to get a small school quarterback in round 2 that could be the future of the franchise. Soak it all in below.

Previous Viking 7 Round NFL Mock Drafts | January | February


Round 1. Khalil Mack LB, Buffalo

Right now there isn’t a hotter name in the 2014 NFL Draft. Mack has blown scouts away at workouts and could be considered a steal if he makes it to pick 8. Mack would add the dynamic piece the Vikings need on defense, he not only has the ability to put up sack numbers but has the speed and athleticism to track down players all over the field. Big hitter and makes forcing turnovers look easy.

Risk Level: Low


Round 2. Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Eastern Illinois

If Minnesota passes in round 1 on a QB look for them to grab a top tier 2 quarterback like Garoppolo. Like Mack the Eastern Illinois quarterback has been a very hot name as of late and has pretty much solidified himself as a 2nd round pick. He has the size, speed, release, and accuracy that NFL teams desire, but the big question will be his level of competition.

Risk Level: High


Round 3. Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin

Borland isn’t going to wow anyone with this size, speed, or athletic ability.  What he is, is a football player.  The Vikings could use a guy like this in the middle of their defense.  Erin Henderson didn’t pan out, and Audie Cole showed some potential, but is best suited for a backup role.  Borland is a solid tackler, diagnoses plays quickly, and flies to the ball.  He got the attention of every scout with his performance at the Senior Bowl, hopefully for the Vikings his tangibles keep him available at this point in the Draft.

Risk Level: Moderate


Round 3. Marcus Roberson CB, Florida

The Vikings will more than likely bring in a free agent corner to start opposite Xavier Rhodes but they will still be on the lookout in the early to mid rounds for a corner. Roberson has good size at 6’0, 191 and plays very physical versus opposing receivers. Roberson has been projected anywhere from round 1 to round 4, but with his injuries and inconsistencies I think round 3 is just about right for the Gator corner and would instantly be in the upper half of the Vikings corner depth chart.

Risk Level: Moderate


Round 4. Brandon Thomas G, Clemson

The Vikings will have holes to fill at guard, Charlie Johnson is a free agent and isn’t expected back leaving a void next to Matt Kalil on the left side. Brandon Thomas has been a hot name and quite few things would have to fall into place for the Clemson guard to fall to round 4, but stranger things have happened. Thomas has dominated opposing defensive lineman during his time as a Tiger and excels at both pass and run blocking.

Risk Level: Low


Round 5. Daniel McCullers DT, Tennessee

McCullers is and will continue to be one of my favorite mid round big men. At 6’8,, 357 lbs he is a guy who plays well against the run but his main purpose is to clog things up and take on additional blockers. The Vikings recently released Guion and will be on the lookout for a big man to put next to 2nd year man Floyd. McCullers is rough around the edges but he has the size and might be able to bring back something of that big man magic that Pat Williams used to offer.

Risk Level: High


Round 6. Brock Vereen S, Minnesota

Vereen has opened some eyes in the recent weeks from his combine and proday perfromances. Vereen racked up a 4.47 40 time at the combine and a 34 inch vertical and had quite a few Viking personnel in attendance at the Gopher proday. Harrison Smith has free safety locked up but the strong safety still seems to be up for grabs so even though in this scenario the Vikings wait until round 6 to grab a safety they could very well compete for a starting job day 1.

Risk Level: Low


Round 7. Larry Webster DE, Bloomsburg

Larry Webster is a project pick, he is a basketball player turned defensive end and only has 2 years of experience at a small school. But in the small amount he has played he has opened some eyes with 26 sacks in the past 2 years. Some think he might transition to a tight end in the NFL but I think with a year on the practice squad and a change to bulk up he could be a sleeper.

Risk Level: Moderate

Author: Matt Falk

Self-confessed NFL Draft and Minnesota Viking addict and founder of DraftSeason.com. Nothing better than predicting each teams and players fate come April. For more, follow me @matt_falk.

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  1. McCullers is 6’8″, not 6’2″.

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