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Monday, April 6, 2009
Falcons trade WR Robinson, enhance draft status

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

The Atlanta Falcons apparently believe the second day of the draft can be important. They made a trade Monday that moves them up 22 spots in the fifth round and 20 spots in the sixth round.

Atlanta sent wide receiver Laurent Robinson to St. Louis along with a fifth-round choice (160th overall) and a sixth-round pick (No. 196). In return, the Falcons will get St. Louis' fifth-round pick (138th) and sixth-round choice (176th overall).

Robinson appeared to have a shot at a starting job in training camp last season, but fell out of favor with the coaching staff. In the meantime, Michael Jenkins established himself as the No. 2 receiver and rookie Harry Douglas showed plenty of promise last season.