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APC Mock Draft, Round 2: Vikings get a dynamic but raw receiver in Braxton Miller

APC doesn't like it, but we've projected one of the quickest athletes in this year's draft class to land with Green Bay's divisional rivals to the West.

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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

Round One
Pick Team Player Position College
1.1 TEN Laremy Tunsil OT Mississippi
1.2 CLE Jared Goff QB California
1.3 SD Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State
1.4 DAL Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
1.5 JAX Myles Jack LB UCLA
1.6 BAL DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
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
1.10 NYG Laquon Treadwell WR Mississippi
1.11 CHI Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
1.12 NO Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
1.13 MIA (via PHI) Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
1.14 OAK Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
1.15 LA Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
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
1.20 NYJ A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
1.21 WAS Cody Whitehair OL Kansas State
1.22 HOU Josh Doctson WR TCU
1.23 MIN Leonard Floyd LB Georgia
1.24 CIN Corey Coleman WR Baylor
1.25 PIT Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
1.26 SEA William Jackson III CB Houston
1.27 GB Andrew Billings DT Baylor
1.28 KC Derrick Henry RB Alabama
1.29 ARI Robert Nkemdiche DL Mississippi
1.30 CAR Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
1.31 DEN Jarran Reed DT Alabama
Round Two
Pick Team Player Position College
2.32 CLE Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
2.33 TEN Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
2.34 DAL Eli Apple CB Ohio State
2.35 SD Jason Spriggs OT Indiana
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
2.40 NYG Kenny Clark DT UCLA
2.41 CHI Su'a Cravens LB USC
2.42 MIA Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame
2.43 LA (via PHI) Vonn Bell S Ohio State
2.44 OAK Keanu Neal S Florida
2.45 LA Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
2.46 DET Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
2.47 NO Joshua Garnett G Stanford
2.48 IND Ryan Kelly C Alabama
2.49 BUF Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
2.50 ATL Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
2.51 NYJ Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
2.52 HOU Jerald Hawkins OT LSU
2.53 WAS Jonathan Bullard DE Florida
2.54 MIN Braxton Miller WR Ohio State
2.55 CIN Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State
2.56 SEA

2.57 GB

2.58 PIT

2.59 KC