With the 18th pick in the 2019 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select...
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
The selection and write-up were made by impulseCTRLissues:
Don’t say it, I know: ”The most glaring need for the Vikes is Offensive Line.” This pick came down to three names: Andre Dillard, Cody Ford, or TJ Hockenson.
- Hockenson because he is IMHO the best talent left on the board, and Kyle Rudolph, despite not missing a game since 2014 is in his 9th season and the last year of his contract.
- Dilliard projects as a LT. Do you move the rookie, or Reily Reiff (3rd year of a 5 year deal) to the inside?
- Ford Projects as guard, but that’s a position change from tackle, where he played in college.
I saw everything here as a bit of a compromise. I decided I didn’t want to move Reiff or play Dillard inside. Ford vs. Hockenson, then, was an easy decision. Hockenson is the consensus “best TE in the draft”. He just might be one of the top-ten overall talents in the draft, and I’m frankly shocked to see him still on the board. The Vikes go for talent, and perhaps try to move up in the second round if Ford slips out of the first.
Pokorny: “Hockenson is such a good tight end prospect that Dane Brugler of CBS Sports has him as his 6th-ranked player in the draft. Tight end may not be an immediate need for the Vikings, but it’s a bold pick to inject some more life into the offense.”
The Tennessee Titans are up next, led by UberTater.
2019 DBN Community Mock Draft Results
|1||Arizona Cardinals||Suppa Bob||QB Kyler Murray|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||Head Hunter Horning||EDGE Nick Bosa|
|3||New York Jets||Robo Dawg||EDGE Josh Allen|
|4||Oakland Raiders||mrwhitman||DT Quinnen Williams|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||xfl2001fan||DT Ed Oliver|
|6||New York Giants||Barry Shuck||LB Devin White|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq.||OT Jonah Williams|
|8||Detroit Lions||Bo154033||DE Montez Sweat|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Browns95||WR D.K. Metcalf|
|10||Denver Broncos||poultman||QB Drew Lock|
|11||Cincinnati Bengals||Mudville||LB Devin Bush|
|12||Green Bay Packers||unoservix||DE Rashan Gary|
|13||Miami Dolphins||a2342432a||QB Dwayne Haskins|
|14||Atlanta Falcons||BrianB77||DT Christian Wilkins|
|15||Washington Redskins||troy145||CB Greedy Williams|
|16||Carolina Panthers||GrandAdmiralThrawn0905||EDGE Brian Burns|
|17||New York Giants||fjblessi||OT Jawaan Taylor|
|18||Minnesota Vikings||impulseCTRLissues||TE T.J. Hockenson|
|19||Tennessee Titans||UberTater||OG Cody Ford|
|20||Pittsburgh Steelers||Robo Dawg||QB Daniel Jones|
|21||Seattle Seahawks||Swagnasty||DT Jeffery Simmons|
|22||Baltimore Ravens||jdreyfuss||C Garrett Bradbury|
|23||Houston Texans||Adam Rice||OT Andre Dillard|
|24||Oakland Raiders||BigTownBrown||WR N'Keal Harry|
|25||Philadelphia Eagles||ButCanHeSetTheEdge?||CB Byron Murphy|
|26||Indianapolis Colts||Siberian Husky||WR A.J. Brown|
|27||Oakland Raiders||OhioCityBrownsBeliever||RB Josh Jacobs|
|28||Los Angeles Chargers||Crawford_T||DE Clelin Ferrell|
|29||Seattle Seahawks||pt_999||TE Noah Fant|
|30||Green Bay Packers||Legoman0721||OG Chris Lindstrom|
|31||Los Angeles Rams||Topanga Jeff||RB David Montgomery|
|32||New England Patriots||Midnite Moses||DT Dexter Lawrence|