2011 NFL Draft Results: Look Back At All 32 First-Round Picks

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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.

Team Pick
1 Carolina Panthers Cam Newton, Auburn QB
2 Denver Broncos Von Miller, Texas A&M LB
3 Buffalo Bills Marcell Dareus, Alabama DL
4 Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green, Georgia WR
5 Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson, LSU CB
6 Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones, Alabama WR
7 San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith, Missouri DE
8 Tennessee Titans Jake Locker, Washington QB
9 Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith, USC OT
10 Jacksonville Jaguars Blaine Gabbert, Missouri QB
11 Houston Texans J.J. Watt, Wisconsin DE
12 Minnesota Vikings Christian Ponder, FSU QB
13 Detroit Lions Nick Fairley, Auburn DT
14 St. Louis Rams Robert Quinn, UNC DE
15 Miami Dolphins Mike Pouncey, Florida OL
16 Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue DE
17 New England Patriots Nate Solder, Colorado OL
18 San Diego Chargers Corey Liuget, Illinois DT
19 New York Giants Prince Amukamara, Nebraska CB
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Adrian Clayborn, Iowa DE
21 Cleveland Browns Phil Taylor, Baylor DT
22 Indianapolis Colts Anthony Castonzo, Boston College OT
23 Philadelphia Eagles Danny Watkins, Baylor OL
24 New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan, Cal DE
25 Seattle Seahawks James Carpenter, Alabama OL
26 Kansas City Chiefs Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt WR
27 Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith, Colorado CB
28 New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram, Alabama RB
29 Chicago Bears Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin OT
30 New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple DT
31 Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Heyward, Ohio State DL
32 Green Bay Packers Derek Sherrod, 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.

Aside from the Fairley pick, what was your favorite selection in the first round?

For more coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft (i.e. NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL Draft schedule, etc.), check out Mocking The Draft, SB Nation's NFL Draft hub, SB Nation Detroit's NFL Draft StoryStream and Pride Of Detroit's 2011 NFL Draft archive.

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