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The Ravens traded their second-round selection, No. 61, to Detroit for a third-round selection, No. 74 overall, and a fourth-rounder, No. 101.  For a while, the Ravens now had seven second-day picks but they traded three of them to Jacksonvilleto get an extra pick in the third round (No. 86).

Two local players were taken in the second round of the draft.

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Maryland cornerback Josh Wilson, who has great speed, was taken at No. 55 by Seattle and will have every chance to play nickel back as a rookie.  Since the Seahawks didn't have a first-round pick, Wilson is Seattle's top draft pick.

The Eagles grabbed former Gilman School star and Notre Dame DE Victor Abiamiri at No. 57.

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The round began with a handful of trades and surprising picks.

Earlier in the round before drafting Abiamiri, the Eagles -- with a pick obtained from Dallas -- selected Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb as the No. 36 overall.  That has to stun Philadelphia fans because he's now the fourth QB on the roster following the signing of A.J. Feeley and the trade for Kelly Holcomb to back up Donovan McNabb, who's rehabbing a knee injury.

Then, San Diego traded four draft picks to Chicago to move into the No. 37 spot and used the pick to draft Utah safety Eric Weddle.  Weddle is an all-purpose defensive back who brings a lot of versatility.

Miami, with the No. 40 pick, took quarterback John Beck, who was prolific at BYU but will be 26 when the NFL regular season starts.  He spent two years on a Mormon mission.  The Dolphins' acute problem at the moment is selling their fans on their first-round selection wide Ted Ginn, Jr.  New coach Cam Cameron tried to rationalize the pick over fan boos at a draft party by lauding Ginn's punt return abilities.

Atlanta appeared to land two quality players in Texas guard Justin Blalock at No. 39 and Arkansas cornerback Chris Houston at No. 41.  Blalock was considered a first-rounder in some quarters and Houston is a burner with sub-4.4 speed.

With the No. 45 pick, Carolina selected USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett, an interesting selection because he's similar in style to former Trojan and current Panther Keyshawn Johnson.  Both are tall, physical receivers.  On the ESPN telecast, Johnson -- who was working as a commentator -- promised to mentor the second-round pick.

The first I-AA player taken was Hampton linebacker Justin Durant taken by Jacksonville with the 48th selection.  At No. 49, Cincinnati took Kenny Irons, an Auburn running back who, in pre-Willis McGahee days, was mentioned as a player the Ravens might consider.

Tennessee took the speedy Chris Henry from Arizona at No. 50.  Henry wasn't especially productive in college but he flashed at the NFL scouting combine in February and, at least in that regard, is suspected of being a workout warrior.

Cleveland appears to have gone out on a limb to trade a handful of picks to Dallas to move up and take Nevada-Las Vegas corner Eric Wright at No. 53.  Wright was arrested on rape charges but charges were not filed when he was at USC before transferring to UNLV.

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