NFL Mock Draft 2013: Minnesota Vikings Select Jonathan Jenkins

Kevin C. Cox

With the twenty-third overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, Minnesota Vikings (represented by cajuncommando58) select...

Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia


Jonathan Jenkins

#6 / Defensive Linesman / Georgia Bulldogs

6-3

358

senior


As with the Titans fans, I spent some time with the Vikings fans over at the Daily Norseman. The Vikings have not made much of a splash in free agency, and they have their own cap concerns. Therefore building through the draft is going to be their best option.

The general consensus of needs were, DT, DE, WR, CB, and G. Most were wanting Chance Warmack, but unfortunately that option is off the board. Also the top 3 CBs are already gone in our mock. Johnathan Banks is still available, but they have concerns with his lack of physicality.They also didn't want anything to do with Kenny Vaccaro, which surprised me. Well that one doesn't matter either, as he is gone also.

With the signing of Greg Jennings in free agency, I don't see WR as high a need for the first round. Quality WRs can be found in the later rounds.

Pass rush was an interest. Where, oh where, have I heard that one before. With most of the best DEs already gone that would fit their 4-3 defense, I decided to look in another direction.

With the decline of the run defense that used to be a hallmark of this team, I decided to go with Johnathan Jenkins, defensive tackle out of Georgia.

Now, I well admit my own prejudices when it comes to Jenkins. With his size and strength (he was a top performer on the bench press at the Combine), I would really like him to anchor the Saints line as a NT, but at the 23rd overall pick he isn't as high a reach. Hint, hint, Payloo; this is a trade possibility.

With the loss of Pat Williams, this is just the player Kevin Williams needs to work alongside. Jenkins is a true run stopper, and will draw plenty of double teams and open up the inside pass rush. Kevin was also drafted in 2003, so now is a good time to be thinking of his eventual replacement. Most would think Jenkins is a more 3-4 NT rather than a 4-3 DT, but with K. Williams to mentor him, I see him as a great fit with this team.

So what do you think Sports Fans...like this pick or hate it? Vote below.

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph Williams Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic 55%
12 Miami Dolphins DT Star Lotulelei- Utah Ralph Malbrough 59%
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St. jeff.l.b 77%
14 Carolina Panthers CB Desmond Trufant - Washington Stilljreming 28%
15 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU Dave Cariello
16 St. Louis Rams OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia caomhin
17 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame MobileSaint
21 Cincinnati Bengals WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings DT Johnathan Jenkins - Georgia cajuncommando58
24 Indianapolis Colts
Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers
caomhin
27 Houston Texans
TeeThaKingSaint23
28 Denver Broncos
aburton531
29 New England Patriots
ShadowFlash
30 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers
BlackandGold4ever
32 Baltimore Ravens
NawlinsOriole
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