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NFL draft roundup: Where did all the local players go?

If you’re a Ravens fan looking for an NFC team to adopt for the coming season, look no further than the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers took Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, Baltimore native Ian Thomas in the fourth and Maryland linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. in the fifth.

They’ll join another popular former Raven, wide receiver Torrey Smith, on a team that will host the Ravens in a Week 8 game this fall.

Here are where other local players, drafted and undrafted, have ended up.

Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore: Carolina Panthers, No. 24 overall (first round)

Indiana tight end Ian Thomas (Digital Harbor): Panthers, No. 101 overall (fourth round)

Florida State offensive tackle Rick Leonard (Middletown native): New Orleans Saints, No. 127 overall (fourth round)

Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser (Gilman): Los Angeles Rams, No. 147 overall (fifth round)

Penn State safety Marcus Allen (Upper Marlboro native): Pittsburgh Steelers, No. 148 overall (fifth round)

Maryland linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr.: Panthers, No. 161 overall (fifth round)

Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert (Loyola Blakefield): Undrafted free agent signed by the Atlanta Falcons

Maryland cornerback JC Jackson: Undrafted free agent signed by the New England Patriots

Maryland nose tackle Kingsley Opara: Undrafted free agent signed by the Houston Texans

Maryland defensive tackle Cavon Walker: Undrafted free agent signed by the Chicago Bears

Washington safety Ezekiel Turner (Glen Burnie): Undrafted free agent signed by the Arizona Cardinals

Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips (Laurel native): Undrafted free agent signed by the Buffalo Bills

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