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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Maxx Williams, Byron Jones highlight early Second Round picks

With the first eight picks in round one, we see little drop-off in talent level, and a few more sliding players stop their fall.

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The 2015 APC Mock Draft continues today with the start of the second round, as we'll be announcing the picks a block at a time. First up are picks 33 through 40, which feature the teams at the bottom of the league making their second picks.

(The APC writer making the pick is shown in parentheses after the selection.)

#33 (TEN): Eric Rowe, CB, Utah

Jason: Tennessee signed Perrish Cox this offseason, but he's not an ideal starter opposite Jason McCourty. Eric Rowe allows the Titans to develop a long-term starter without throwing him into the fire right away.

First-round pick: DT Leonard Williams, USC

#34 (TB): Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

Josh: Tampa Bay's offensive struggles last year were mostly due to their offensive line. Picking up a potential LT like Fisher will protect their investment on Jameis Winston as well.

First-round pick: QB Jameis Winston, FSU

#35 (OAK): Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)

Oakland has a handful of young corners, and Rollins becomes another project to add to the group. He'll probably sit behind D.J. Hayden and Keith McGill for a year as he continues his transition from basketball before competing for a starting job in 2016. (Kris)

First-round pick: OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska

#36 (JAX): Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

After adding a pro-ready receiver in round one, we looked to the defense in round two, finding the falling Shane Ray. His overall athleticism is in question, which drove him down the board, but his production and tape are more than enough to get him off the board early in round two. (Ryan)

First-round pick: WR Amari Cooper, Alabama

#37 (NYJ): Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota

The Jets get a safety valve for their new quarterback, picking up the top tight end in the draft. Williams can play more of the traditional in-line tight end role while last year's second-round pick, Jace Amaro, moves around the formation and splits out wide. (Brendan)

First-round pick: QB Marcus Mariota, NYJ

#38 (WAS): Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

Athleticism is Jones' calling card, as he blew away the Combine with his vertical and broad jump. Despite missing several games to injury in 2014, he has some solid tape as well, and he should be the long-term replacement for DeAngelo Hall. (Aron)

First-round pick: OLB Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida

#39 (CHI): Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

Aron went away from the receiver position in the first round, instead bolstering the Bears' pass rush. Here he comes back with another tall receiver for Chicago. Perriman is more of a speedster than Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery are, so he'll bring a deep-threat element to the offense that neither of them provided (though he won't be as effective making tough, physical catches). (Aron)

First-round pick: OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson

#40 (NYG): Eli Harold, DE, Virginia

Though the secondary is still in shambles, the Giants always seem to have an effective pass rush. Harold would add another talented player to the defensive line, and is a great value at this point in the draft. (Brendan)

First-round pick: WR Kevin White, West Virginia