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Ravens add bulk to run defense in second round

Ravens add bulk to run defense in second round

OWINGS MILLS – Within the Baltimore Ravens' seven-hour lull before drafting stout Oregon State defensive tackle Dwan Edwards in the second round, their playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans was often recalled.<br><br> During a 20-17 loss in the AFC wild-card game, the Ravens' front seven was battered by an imposing running game as Eddie George and Chris Brown rambled for 165 yards. <br>

That exposure of an undersized defensive line and a bevy of elite receivers flying off draft boards early Saturday were noted by the Ravens as major factors behind selecting the 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive lineman with the 51st overall pick. Instead of immediately addressing the lowest-ranked passing game in the league last season, Baltimore added more ammunition for a defense that ranked third...

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