First round: Hogs run wild!

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Apr 28, 2011



Here's the results of the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. We'll be back shortly with our first reactions as well as our immediate statisticial needs-based grade for each team and each pick.
 
The first thing you'll notice is that the Hogs ruled, and that's music to our ears: 21 of the first 32 picks were Offensive and Defensive Hogs. And only one running back was taken, and Mark Ingram didn't go until the No. 28 pick, the latest the first RB has ever been snapped up. It appears that NFL analysts are studying their Cold, Hard Football Facts and know that they don't need to chase RBs in the first round.
 
The 2011 NFL Draft (First Round)
Pick
Team
Pos.
Player
School

1

Carolina

QB

Cam Newton

Auburn

2

Denver

OLB

Von Miller

Texas A&M

3

Buffalo

DT 

Marcell Dareus

Alabama

4

Cincinnati

WR

A.J. Green

Georgia

5

Arizona

CB

Patrick Peterson

LSU

6

Atlanta

WR

Julio Jones

Alabama

7

San Francisco

DE

Aldon Smith

Missouri

8

Tennessee

QB

Jake Locker

Washington

9

Dallas

OT

Tyron Smith

USC

10

Jacksonville

QB

Blaine Gabbert

Missouri

11

Houston

DE

J.J. Watt

Wisconsin

12

Minnesota

QB

Christian Ponder

Florida State

13

Detroit

DT 

Nick Fairley

Auburn

14

St. Louis

DE

Robert Quinn

North Carolina

15

Miami

G

Michael Pouncey

Florida

16

Washington

DE

Ryan Kerrigan

Purdue

17

New England

OT

Nate Solder

Colorado

18

San Diego

DE

Corey Liuget

Illinois

19

N.Y. Giants

CB

Prince Amukamara

Nebraska

20

Tampa Bay

DE

Adrian Clayborn

Iowa

21

Cleveland

DT 

Phil Taylor

Baylor

22

Indianapolis

OT

Anthony Castonzo

Boston College

23

Philadelphia

OG

Danny Watkins

Baylor

24

New Orleans

DE

Cameron Jordan

California

25

Seattle

OT

James Carpenter

Alabama

26

Kansas City

WR

Jonathan Baldwin

Pittsburgh

27

Baltimore

CB

Jimmy Smith

Colorado

28

New Orleans

RB

Mark Ingram

Alabama

29

Chicago

OT

Gabe Carimi

Wisconsin

30

N.Y. Jets

DT 

Muhammad Wilkerson

Temple

31

Pittsburgh

DE

Cameron Heyward

Ohio State

32

Green Bay

OT

Derek Sherrod

Mississippi State


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