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NFL draft rewind: Redskins, Giants take QBs; Steelers trade up for LB; Terp completes rise

NFL draft rewind: Redskins, Giants take QBs; Steelers trade up for LB; Terp completes rise

Welcome to The Baltimore Sun’s NFL draft portal. Below are news and analysis from the first round in Nashville, Tenn.

Darnell Savage completes rapid ascent as wide receivers plummet

The Maryland safety generated a ton of buzz in recent weeks, and the Green Bay Packers ultimately traded up to take him No. 21 overall, a huge leap for a player who had been projected as a second-round pick.

Good for Savage, a terrific athlete who could also help right away as a slot cornerback.

Meanwhile, the top wide receivers — diminutive speed demon Marquise Brown and workout phenomenon D.K. Metcalf — slipped out of the top 20. Scouts love the depth of the receiver class but don’t...

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