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NFL draft Day 2 breakdown

Quick to the QBs

Teams that didn't address a need at quarterback in Thursday's first round wasted little time in the second. Cincinnati, which is embroiled in a dispute with veteran Carson Palmer, used the third pick of the second round on TCU QB Andy Dalton. And San Francisco, which seems to always need a quarterback, traded three picks to Denver for the round's No. 4 pick and selected Colin Kaepernick from Nevada. That made six quarterbacks taken in the first 36 picks. New England is hoping it found Tom Brady's eventual replacement, taking Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, left, in the third round (74th overall).

Transactions

SAN FRANCISCO: Traded its second- (45th overall), fourth- (No. 108) and fifth- (No. 141) round picks to Denver for the 36th pick and selected Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada.

HOUSTON: Traded its third- (No. 73) and fifth- (No. 138) round picks to New England for the No. 60 pick, which it used to select Brandon Harris, CB, Miami.

MIAMI: Traded its third- (No. 79), fifth- (No. 146) and seventh- (No. 217) round picks to Washington for the No. 62 pick and selected Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State.

OAKLAND: Traded a seventh-round pick (No. 219) and a second-round pick in 2012 to New England for the 92nd pick and a fourth-round pick (No. 125). The Raiders used the spot to select LSU OT Joseph Barksdale.

BALTIMORE: Swapped its third-round pick (No. 90) for Philadelphia's third- (No. 85) and sixth- (No. 191) round picks, using the choice on UCF OL Jah Reid.

NFC South

None of Tampa Bay's division opponents had a second-round pick Friday night because of trades. How they used their third-round selections:

CAROLINA: After picking up Cam Newton with the No. 1 pick Thursday, used the first pick of the third round (65th overall) to make DT Terrell McClain, above, the first USF Bull chosen in this year's draft. A bit undersized at 6 feet 2, McClain helped his draft position with strong performances in the East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl games. The Panthers used the last pick of the day, a compensatory pick for losing Julius Peppers to free agency last year, to take Stanford DT Slone Fua.

NEW ORLEANS: The Saints addressed their defensive line (Cameron Jordan) and running game (Mark Ingram) on Thursday then used the 72nd pick to bolster their run defense with ILB Martez Wilson, above, of Illinois. Wilson missed the 2009 season with a neck injury but can play inside or outside and is considered to have a high upside. The Saints completed the line-linebacker-defensive back trifecta with the No. 88 pick, taking Louisville CB Johnny Patrick. ATLANTA: Atlanta made the biggest move in the first round, jumping up 21 spots (to No. 6) to grab Alabama WR Julio Jones. The Falcons went defense with their third-round pick (No. 91), picking up Georgia OLB Akeem Dent, above, considered physical and a bit of a surprise to fall this deep in the draft.

NFL draft Day 2 breakdown 04/29/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 29, 2011 11:29pm]
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