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Falcons trade WR Robinson, enhance draft status

Posted by ESPN.com'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.