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APC Mock Draft 2016: Round two ends with Denver landing a top guard prospect

We wrap up the second round of our mock draft with a pair of New England picks and the Super Bowl participants each making their second selections.

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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. (Also, note that our picks were made prior to the trade between the LA Rams and Tennessee Titans for the first pick.)

We have finally made it to the end of round two, and at this point the Green Bay Packers went defensive tackle and inside linebacker in our mock - a popular pair of selections at least from a positional perspective. Next week we will run down round three in quicker fashion in order to see what is left on our board when the Packers pick at number 88. For now, though, here are the final four picks of round two.

2.29 (#60 overall): New England Patriots select CB Will Redmond, Mississippi State

The Patriots' first selection in this year's draft addresses a sore spot: the secondary. Redmond is recovering from a torn ACL, but was excellent over the first half of the 2015 season. Malcolm Butler appears to be a solid starter at the very least, but New England finds a player who should be able to develop into a starter opposite him here.

2.30 (#61): New England Patriots select WR Leonte Carroo, Rutgers

New England's second of back-to-back picks seems like a perfect fit; Bill Belichick seems to love Rutgers players for some reason, and Carroo has already been in New England for an official visit. He has good size and very good hands, and all signs seem to point to him being a Patriot next season.

2.31 (#62): Carolina Panthers select S Jeremy Cash, Duke

Jon Barnett: Carolina adds an athletic safety here. With strength at cornerback, maybe the best middle linebacker in football, and a solid defensive line, Cash will be free to roam and make plays in the box. Cash made his name as a run stopping safety in the Duke defense and this is something Carolina highly values. He is a great tackler and has the ability to show he can be an asset in pass coverage too.

2.32 (#63): Denver Broncos select OL Vadal Alexander, LSU

After signing Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson, Denver's offensive tackle situation seems to be relatively stable, but the same cannot be said for the guard position. Enter Alexander, who is likely to move inside from tackle to guard in the NFL. He's used to both zone-blocking and power-blocking schemes, so it shouldn't be too difficult for him to pick up Gary Kubiak's zone system.

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 Chris Jones DT Mississippi State
2.57 GB Joshua Perry ILB Ohio State
2.58 PIT Xavien Howard CB Mississippi State
2.59 KC Scooby Wright III LB Arizona
2.60 NE Will Redmond CB Mississippi State
2.61 NE (from ARI) Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers
2.62 CAR Jeremy Cash S Duke
2.63 DEN Vadal Alexander OL LSU