APC Mock Draft, Picks 39-41: Jimmie Ward Off the Board to Buffalo

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The Packers lose out on a chance to draft one of the top safeties, as we project the Bills to pick up Jimmie Ward in the second round.

As picks tick away in Acme Packing Company's mock draft, so too do desirable prospects for the Green Bay Packers who sit with the 53rd pick in the draft. In the first three picks today, we find one draftee who would have been a big help for the Packers' secondary and another whose receiving skills might have made him a good fit in Green Bay.

As we have been doing with our second-rounders, each of the authors responsible for his pick justified it in some small way below.

#39: Jacksonville Jaguars (Dan)

Davante Adams, wide receiver, Fresno State

With two talented quarterbacks projected to be taken off the board right before the Jaguars' second-round pick, they had no choice but to retool one of the weakest wide reciever units in the NFL. Adams is young and raw, but very talented and could be a nice future target for the Jaguars' next franchise QB (if they can locate one).

Previous selection:
1.03 Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

#40: Minnesota Vikings (Aron)

David Yankey, guard, Stanford

New quarterback? Yeah, he's going to need some protection. A linebacker here would be nice also.

Previous selection:
1.08 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

#41: Buffalo Bills (Tex)

Jimmie Ward, safety, Northern Illinois

The Bills addressed the receiver position in a trade for Mike Williams and the tackle position in round one. Now they look to the defense, where Ward's value and their need at safety match up perfectly.

Previous selection:
1.09 Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Round Two Recap

Pick Team Player Position School
33 Houston Texans Demarcus Lawrence OLB Boise State
34 Washington Redskins Calvin Pryor S Louisville
35 Cleveland Browns Ja'Wuan James OT Tennessee
36 Oakland Raiders Derek Carr QB Fresno State
37 Atlanta Falcons Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois
39 Jacksonville Jaguars Davante Adams WR Fresno State
40 Minnesota Vikings David Yankey G Stanford
41 Buffalo Bills Jimmie Ward S Northern Illinois
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