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2011 NFL Draft Results: First Round

The first round of the NFL draft began in predictable form, with the premier talents in the draft going off the board in the first six picks. Things turned a little crazy as QBs were picked, with the Titans surprising by selecting Jake Locker over Blaine Gabbert. The Saints made a major move to add a second pick in the first round so that they could draft former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. 

1

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton

QB

Auburn

2

Denver Broncos

Von Miller

LB

Texas A&M

3

Buffalo Bills

Marcell Dareus

DT

Alabama

4

Cincinnati Bengals

A. J. Green

WR

Georgia

5

Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Peterson

CB

LSU

6

Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones

WR

Alabama

7

San Francisco 49ers

Aldon Smith

DE

Missouri

8

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker

QB

Washington

9

Dallas Cowboys

Tyron Smith

OT

USC

10

Jacksonville Jaguars

Blaine Gabbert

QB

Missouri

11

Houston Texans

J. J. Watt

DE

Wisconsin

12

Minnesota Vikings

Christian Ponder

QB

Florida State

13

Detroit Lions

Nick Fairley

DT

Auburn

14

St. Louis Rams

Robert Quinn

DE

North Carolina

15

Miami Dolphins

Mike Pouncey

C

Florida

16

Washington Redskins

Ryan Kerrigan

DE

Purdue

17

New England Patriots

Nate Solder

OT

Colorado

18

San Diego Chargers

Corey Liuget

DT

Illinois

19

New York Giants

Prince Amukamara

CB

Nebraska

20

Tampa Bay Buccs

Adrian Clayborn

DE

Iowa

21

Cleveland Browns

Phil Taylor

DT

Baylor

22

Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Castonzo

OT

Boston College

23

Philadelphia Eagles

Danny Watkins

G

Baylor

24

New Orleans Saints

Cameron Jordan

DE

California

25

Seattle Seahawks

James Carpenter

G

Alabama

26

Kansas City Chiefs

Jon Baldwin

WR

Pittsburgh

27

Baltimore Ravens

Jimmy Smith

CB

Colorado

28

New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram

RB

Alabama

29

Chicago Bears

Gabe Carimi

OT

Wisconsin

30

New York Jets

Muhammad Wilkerson

DT

Temple

31

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward

DE

Ohio State

32

Green Bay Packers

Derek Sherrod

OL

Mississippi St

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.