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Draft wait finally ends for Alabama's Upshaw, Georgia's Glenn

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Ravens select LB Upshaw with 35th overall pick
The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw with the 35th overall pick in the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-2, 272-pound Upshaw could fill the void left by the departure of free agent outside linebacker Jarret Johnson Upshaw is the first player taken by Baltimore in the draft.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome didn't make a selection in the first round, choosing instead to deal the 29th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings for the 35th pick and a fourth-rounder.

Newsome said Thursday night that there were enough good players left to make it worth moving back six notches to get an extra pick in the draft.

Baltimore has another second-round pick (60th overall) and also owns the 91st overall pick, late in the third round.

Buffalo Bills draft OL Cordy Glenn with 41st pick
The Buffalo Bills have turned their attention to addressing offensive needs in a big way by selecting mammoth Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

Picked 41st overall, the 6-foot-5, 348-pound player has experience playing both guard and tackle, and will be given the chance to fill Buffalo's immediate need at left tackle. The Bills lack depth at tackle after losing starter Demetress Bell to free agency this offseason.

In four seasons, Glenn appeared in 53 games and set a school record with 50 starts.

Buffalo opened the draft Thursday by selecting South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore with the 10th pick.

The Bills, coming off a 6-10 season, have eight picks left, including a third-rounder, 71st overall.

Packers move up again, take Vanderbilt CB Hayward
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -
The Green Bay Packers traded up for the second time Friday, making a deal with New England that allowed them to take Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward in the second round of the NFL draft.

The 5-11, 192-pound Hayward had 15 interceptions in four seasons with the Commodores.

The Packers swapped third-round picks with the Patriots in the trade, giving up the No. 90 overall pick. They also gave New England their fifth-rounder, No. 163 overall.

Green Bay also moved up in the second round earlier Friday, taking Michigan State defensive lineman Jerel Worthy with the No. 51 overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

The 6-2, 308-pound Worthy had 12 sacks and 27.5 tackles for losses in three seasons for the Spartans.

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