2011 NFL Draft Results: Look Back At All 32 First-Round Picks.
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is now history. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday night, but let’s take a look back at the picks from Thursday night before we start shifting our focus completely toward tonight. After the jump is a rundown of the first-round 2011 NFL Draft results.
Pick Team (1)(Cam Newton, Auburn QB-(2)( Von Miller, Texas A&M LB-(3)( Marcell Dareus, Alabama DL-(4)( A.J. Green, Georgia WR-(5)( Patrick Peterson, LSU CB-(6)(Atlanta Falcons)Julio Jones, Alabama WR-(7)( Aldon Smith, Missouri DE-(8)( Jake Locker, Washington QB-(9)( , USC OT-(10)( Blaine Gabbert, Missouri QB-(11)( , Wisconsin DE-(12)( Christian Ponder, FSU QB-(13)( Nick Fairley, Auburn DT-(14)( , UNC DE-(15)( , Florida OL-(16)( , Purdue DE-(17)( , Colorado OL-(18)( , Illinois DT-(19)( , Nebraska CB-(20)( , Iowa DE-(21)(Cleveland Browns) , Baylor DT-(22)( , Boston College OT-(23)( , Baylor OL-(24)(New Orleans Saints) , Cal DE-(25)( , Alabama OL-(26)( Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt WR-(27)( , Colorado CB-(28)( , Alabama RB-(29)( , Wisconsin OT-(30)( , Temple DT-(31)( Cam Heyward, Ohio State DL-(32)( , Mississippi State OT.
Just based on the first round, I think I have to give the Saints the most impressive draft so far. Of course, that is mainly because they ended up with two first-round picks, but I really like the value they got with Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram. This isn’t a team lacking talent by any means, but they managed to go out and add two impressive players already.
Of course, I also like what the Detroit Lions did as well. Some have called getting Nick Fairley the steal of the first round, and considering he was viewed as a top five pick by some, I can’t necessarily disagree with that mindset.