Acme Packing Company's 2016 mock draft continues on with round two, which will be released over the course of this week. The rules were simple: seven authors were assigned four or five teams apiece, and made the picks for each of those teams whenever they came up. We will pick the first three rounds of the draft.
2.9 (40 overall): New York Giants pick DT Kenny Clark, UCLA
The Giants have a desperate need all over their defense, and Clark's addition would bolster the interior of their line. Though they recently signed tackle Damon Harrison from the Jets in free agency and still have fourth-year tackle Jonathan Hankins, but another body will certainly be welcome to help that struggling defense stop the run as well as rush the passer.
2.10 (41): Chicago Bears pick LB Su'a Cravens, USC
The Bears locked up the inside linebacker position this spring by signing Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman, but Cravens could be a swiss-army knife for coordinator Vic Fangio. He could feasibly line up at safety, in the slot, or at linebacker, and he would be one of a few players with the versatility to lock down athletic tight ends.
2.11 (42): Miami Dolphins pick LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
Jason B. Hirschhorn: The biggest risk-reward prospect in the draft, Jaylon Smith could have factored into the top-overall selection before a devastating knee injury took him down in Notre Dame's bowl game. Smith probably needs a full year before returning to the field, but he could become an All-Pro once he does.
2.12 (43): Los Angeles Rams pick S Vonn Bell, Ohio State
Tex Western: When the Rams moved Mark Barron to linebacker, that left them with a hole at free safety opposite strong safety T.J. McDonald. Bell is a perfect addition to the back end of the defense here, as he is better on the back end as a ball-hawk than as an in-the-box run defender.
Mock Draft Summary
|1.3||SD||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State|
|1.4||DAL||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State|
|1.7||SF||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|1.8||PHI (via MIA)||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|1.9||TB||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame|
|1.11||CHI||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida|
|1.13||MIA (via PHI)||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|1.16||DET||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State|
|1.17||ATL||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|1.18||IND||Noah Spence||OLB||Eastern Kentucky|
|1.19||BUF||Emmanuel Ogbah||DE||Oklahoma State|
|1.21||WAS||Cody Whitehair||OL||Kansas State|
|1.25||PIT||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State|
|1.26||SEA||William Jackson III||CB||Houston|
|1.30||CAR||Germain Ifedi||OT||Texas A&M|
|2.32||CLE||Will Fuller||WR||Notre Dame|
|2.34||DAL||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State|
|2.36||BAL||Kamalei Correa||OLB||Boise State|
|2.37||SF||Michael Thomas||WR||Ohio State|
|2.38||JAX||Karl Joseph||S||West Virginia|
|2.39||TB||Kendall Fuller||CB||Virginia Tech|
|2.42||MIA||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame|
|2.43||LA (via PHI)||Vonn Bell||S||Ohio State|