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.
We make our way up to pick number 24 of round two today, which means that the Green Bay Packers' second round pick will be part of our first batch of picks announced on Thursday. Let us know in the comments who you would pick for the Packers knowing that only the Seahawks remain before the Packers' pick at 57.
2.21 (52 overall): Houston Texans select OT Jerald Hawkins, LSU
Jon Barnett: Houston spent big free agent money getting their quarterback and their next running back. Houston now looks to protect their investments by improving their offensive line. Hawkins has all the tools to be a long-time starter in the NFL. Hawkins has three years of starting experience at LSU to give the Texans the film they need to make this call.
2.22 (53): Washington selects DE Jonathan Bullard, Florida
Bullard would add to a Washington front line that has a lot of size and should be able to challenge for snaps at the 3-technique or 5-technique end spots. For a Packers comparison, Bullard is almost identically-sized to Datone Jones, who was drafted as a 5-tech, and he should be able to earn plenty of snaps right away with Chris Baker likely moving back to the nose to replace the departed Terrance Knighton.
2.23 (54): Minnesota Vikings select WR Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Tex Western: It pains me to select such a dynamic playmaker for the Vikings, because I think that Miller has a chance at being an elite slot receiver in the NFL. He's far from a sure thing, having played receiver in just one season for the Buckeyes, but in that time he showed dynamic ability when getting the ball in his hands quickly. Furthermore, he displayed that elite short-area quickness at the Combine (6.65-second 3-cone, 4.07-second short shuttle). He would make an interesting complement to Stefon Diggs as a young inside/outside receiver tandem.
2.24 (55): Cincinnati Bengals select DT Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
Mike Vieth: Cincinnati gets some help on the defensive line by selecting local product Adolphus Washington. Washington can work in at either interior position but will probably be more effective at the 3-Tech position to start. He has good size, athleticism and pass rush instincts that have the potential to get him plenty of reps alongside Geno Atkins and the aging Domata Peko. Washington needs to get better at his lower leg strength which will help him hold his ground in the run game. He also need to get better consistency throughout the game. The Bengals get some good depth with Washington and he has the potential to become a starter in the next year or two.
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|
|2.46||DET||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech|
|2.54||MIN||Braxton Miller||WR||Ohio State|
|2.55||CIN||Adolphus Washington||DT||Ohio State|