#1 Edited by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Yes, people, football is still around for 3 more days!  From tonight until Saturday, the 2011 NFL Draft will commence as the stars of college football will find out where they will play in the NFL.  Discuss your team, their picks, and general reactions in here!

Round 1


  1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton / QB / Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos - Von Miller / OLB / 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 (from Cleveland) - 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 (from Washington) - 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 / G / Florida
  16. Washington Redskins (from Jax) - 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 Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn / DE / Iowa
  21. Cleveland Browns (from Kansas City) - Phil Taylor / DT / Baylor
  22. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Costonzo / 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 (from Cleveland) - Jonathan Baldwin / WR / Pittsburg
  27. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith / CB / Colorado
  28. New Orleans Saints (from New England) - Mark Ingram / RB / Alabama
  29. Chicago Bears - Gabe Carimi / OT / Wisconsin
  30. New York Jets - Muhamamd Wilkerson / DE / Temple
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward / DE / Ohio State
  32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod / OT / Mississippi State


Round 2


  1. New England Patriots
  2. Buffalo Bills
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. Denver Broncos
  5. Cleveland Browns
  6. Arizona Cardinals
  7. Tennessee Titans
  8. Dallas Cowboys
  9. Washington Redskkins
  10. Houston Texans
  11. Minnesota Vikings
  12. Detroit Lions
  13. San Francisco 49ers
  14. Denver Broncos
  15. St. Louis Rams
  16. Oakland Raiders
  17. Washington Redskins
  18. San Diego Chargers
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. New York Giants
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Kansas City Chiefs
  24. New England Patriots
  25. Seattle Seahawks
  26. Baltimore Ravens
  27. Cleveland Browns
  28. New England Patriots
  29. San Diego Chargers
  30. Chicago Bears
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers
  32. Green Bay Packers
#2 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are going to be a terrifying DT combo for the Lions for years.

#3 Posted by Falconer (1680 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are going to be a terrifying DT combo for the Lions for years. "
This, a thousand times. It's... it's just not fair. I'm scared for most QBs who go up against the Lions for the foreseeable future. They're going to make for some damn good highlights, that's for sure.
#4 Posted by Choffy (440 posts) -

Cardinals and 49ers both should have taken Gabbert. Falcons gave up too much for Julio Jones. Tennessee and Minnesota both reached for their QB's. Lions defensive line is really scary now.

And that's the draft so far.

#5 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

my Vikings going safe with a QB.


Newton was not worth it

Bengals still think that carson palmer is coming back
#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Yeah, the Falcons gave up WAY too many picks to go that high up in the draft.  Julio Jones wasn't worth it at all.

#7 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

The Saints still have some really good players to choose from:  Mark Ingram, Cameron Jordan, etc.

#8 Posted by Commando (1878 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" The Saints still have some really good players to choose from:  Mark Ingram, Cameron Jordan, etc. "
Mark Ingram is not worth a first round pick IMO. He had a great year in 2009, but all his other seasons weren't very good.
I might be biased though because I'm an Auburn fan :P
#9 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are going to be a terrifying DT combo for the Lions for years. "
Its kinda terrifying
#10 Posted by DetectiveSpecial (464 posts) -

I grew up in Detroit, then moved to Chicago in my early twenties - so while I have been a Bears fan for a while, I'm extremely happy to see Detroit finally make some headway in the NFC North. 

I thought last year was gonna be the year, but Stafford doesn't seem physically built to take hits. 
#11 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -
@Commando said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" The Saints still have some really good players to choose from:  Mark Ingram, Cameron Jordan, etc. "
Mark Ingram is not worth a first round pick IMO. He had a great year in 2009, but all his other seasons weren't very good.I might be biased though because I'm an Auburn fan :P "
He fits the Saints perfectly.  Just ram it inside and let the playmakers on the edge do the rest.
#12 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

i think the jets should draft Ingram or bulk up the defence

#13 Posted by thatpinguino (667 posts) -

I'm amazed that Jerry Jones didn't completely screw up this year.  They needed a lineman and he actually picked one.

#14 Posted by Commando (1878 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" @Commando said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" The Saints still have some really good players to choose from:  Mark Ingram, Cameron Jordan, etc. "
Mark Ingram is not worth a first round pick IMO. He had a great year in 2009, but all his other seasons weren't very good.I might be biased though because I'm an Auburn fan :P "
He fits the Saints perfectly.  Just ram it inside and let the playmakers on the edge do the rest. "
Well it looks like they passed on him and went with a defensive end. I mean they have a lot of depth at RB already. Reggie Bush and Julius Jones are fantastic if they can stay healthy.
#15 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

I miss not having the Raiders massively screwing up a first round pick in this year's draft.

#16 Posted by thatpinguino (667 posts) -
@CitizenKane:   I don't consider the football year officially started until the Raiders screw up a pick.  They avoided it this year by trading their first round pick.
#17 Posted by trypio (89 posts) -

I'm a huge Jacksonville fan so im glad they moved up to get Gabbert, I think he has the potential to be a great qb plus Garrard is starting to get old and what the hell were the vikings thinking by taking ponder?

#18 Posted by Commando (1878 posts) -

The Ravens just pulled a Minnesota! Haha wow...

#19 Posted by thatpinguino (667 posts) -

The Vikings still think all they need is a QB and then they are back in the Super Bowl hunt.  I think this is the year they realize that they have bigger flaws than their QB.

#20 Posted by eagles_band (159 posts) -
@ShaggyChu said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are going to be a terrifying DT combo for the Lions for years. "
This, a thousand times. It's... it's just not fair. I'm scared for most QBs who go up against the Lions for the foreseeable future. They're going to make for some damn good highlights, that's for sure. "
I'm excited about Suh and Fairley. I was 90% sure we'd take Prince, but our D-Line is gonna be awesome. 
#21 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -
@thatpinguino: Qb is a major flaw for the vikings. as  fan we needed a Qb for years now, Farve was only a short term solution. they are also looking at free agency as well

we need to bolster our secondary
#22 Posted by CoheedFavorHouse (670 posts) -
@eagles_band said:
" @ShaggyChu said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley are going to be a terrifying DT combo for the Lions for years. "
This, a thousand times. It's... it's just not fair. I'm scared for most QBs who go up against the Lions for the foreseeable future. They're going to make for some damn good highlights, that's for sure. "
I'm excited about Suh and Fairley. I was 90% sure we'd take Prince, but our D-Line is gonna be awesome.  "
as a packers fan, that front four is scary as hell. particularly with our RT issues. but out of all the other NFC north teams, i hate the lions the least. so good for them
#23 Posted by thatpinguino (667 posts) -
@slightconfuse:  True but you have an aging defensive line, a need at CB, and I think we can all agree that Ponder was a reach in that high in the first round.
#24 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

My Panthers took Cam Newton and having two other young Quarterbacks on the roster, it might be another long season. Good luck Cam, you're gonna play with the big boys now.

#25 Posted by JacDG (2113 posts) -

Seahawks picked a guy to improve the O-line, I'm very happy, the O-line has sucked since Steve Hutchinson left and Big Walt begun having injury problems.

#26 Posted by Chaser324 (6263 posts) -
@Claude said:
" My Panthers took Cam Newton and having two other young Quarterbacks on the roster, it might be another long season. Good luck Cam, you're gonna play with the big boys now. "
As a fellow Panther fan, I'm afraid this is going to be another long painful season.

I'm hoping this whole Cam Newton thing works out, but I have very little confidence in the kid. I have a bad feeling that he's not going to be able to step up his passing game to the pro level, and I don't think he's got the intangibles to be a leader for this struggling team. I also wouldn't be surprised if he has off the field issues at some point.
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#27 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -

Niners pick Aldon Smith.  Oh well, they do need a pass rusher on the other side, but I was really hoping for Amakamura.  We'll see if they look to a QB in the second.

#28 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Alright folks, the 2nd and 3rd rounds start in less than 30 minutes!

#29 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

Finally, the Lions are no longer the joke of the league! Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh are a pair of defensive tackles that are to be feared!

#30 Posted by trypio (89 posts) -

The lions have improved two positions where they were already good, they get Fairley which makes them great on the line, and then they get Titus Young who is great to have along side Calvin Johnson

#31 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

Funny side-story to add:


With the 102nd pick in last weekend's NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected USC tight end  Jordan Cameron(notes) (at right). When the team attempted to call their newest draftee, they instead rang the number of Cal defensive end  Cameron Jordan(notes) (at left) who had already been drafted in the first round by theNew Orleans Saints.

Cameron Jordan was touring the Saints practice facility when he got the call on Saturday. Later, heexplained the mix-up to SI.com's Peter King:

"Hi,'' said the voice on the other end. "Jordan? This is the Cleveland Browns ...''  The call was for some biographical information.

"Uh, yeah, this is Cameron Jordan,'' he said. "But the Saints already picked me.''

There was an awkward pause, and Cameron Jordan said: "I think you mean Jordan Cameron, you're looking for Jordan Cameron. That's not me.''

And somewhere, an old writer on "Three's Company" gets a new idea for a sitcom. They could call it "The Jordans."

I'd like to imagine the Browns' caller trying to cover up the mistake by stumbling over his or her words and trying to act like they were calling Cameron Jordan for another reason altogether. "Uhhh, yeah, uh, I know who this is. [Long pause] We here at the Browns just, uh, wanted to say, well, congratulations for getting drafted by the Saints. [Click.]"

Cleveland eventually got in touch with Jordan Cameron.


   
#32 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

Bucs defensive line is going to be great this year if they can keep everyone healthy.