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Morning links: Ravens confirm Hawks will receive fifth rounder to complete Wilson trade

Jamison Hemsley of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Baltimore Ravens are expected to give up a fifth round pick in this year’s draft to the Seattle Seahawks to compete the Josh Wilson trade.

If you remember, the Ravens gave up a conditional, fifth-round pick in August to receive the former Seahawks cornerback, which could have improved to a fourth round selection if Wilson had started a particular number of games.

Wilson started nine games for the Ravens in the regular season and two playoff games. He finished with four interceptions on the year, including one returned for a touchdown. Seattle's starting tandem of Marcus Trufant and Kelly Jennings combined for two interceptions last season.

Raven general manager Ozzie Newsome confirmed to Hemsley that Wilson did not meet those requirements. So the Seahawks now have seven picks heading into April’s draft, including two in the fifth and none in the third.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at offensive line draft prospects for Seattle.

Ben Malcolmson of provides an update on what is happening at the VMAC during the offseason.

Vic Carucci of the NFL Network believes that Seattle should draft a quarterback or acquire one through trade or free agency.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network takes a look at some of the top receivers and tight ends heading into next week’s combine.

More Brooks: He does the same thing with the quarterbacks here.

Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network says it’s important for scouts not to fall in love with the numbers at the combine.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post says Pittsburgh receiver Jon Baldwin is one of five juniors who needs to stand out at next week’s combine.

Writing for Sports Illustrated, Tony Pauline places Georgia wide receive A.J. Green as the No. 1 player on his top 50 draft prospects.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports breaks down Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

League Commissioner Roger Goodell penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times this week – the full text can be viewed here – in which he emphasizes staying with the status quo is not an option. It appears that the owners are taking that point to heart, and that a lockout on March 4 is imminent.

Sports agent Paul Lawrence, an Everett resident, unexpectedly passed on Wednesday. He was 44 years old.

Jim Brown turns 75 today. So what better way to celebrate the greatest running back who ever played the game than to watch him in action? Check out the video below.