About the 2011 NFL draft

  • Updated: April 23, 2011 - 9:04 PM
When: First round Thursday, 7 p.m.; second and third rounds Friday, 5 p.m.; fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds Saturday, 11 a.m.

Where: Radio City Music Hall in New York City TV: ESPN and ESPN2

Rules: Teams have 10 minutes to make first-round picks, seven for second-round picks and five for other rounds.

FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER

1. Carolina

2. Denver

3. Buffalo

4. Cincinnati

5. Arizona

6. Cleveland

7. San Francisco

8. Tennessee

9. Dallas

10. Washington

11. Houston

12. Vikings

13. Detroit

14. St. Louis

15. Miami

16. Jacksonville

17. New England

18. San Diego

19. N.Y. Giants

20. Tampa Bay

21. Kansas City

22. Indianapolis

23. Philadelphia

24. New Orleans

25. Seattle

26. Baltimore

27. Atlanta

28. New England

29. Chicago

30. N.Y. Jets

31. Pittsburgh

32. Green Bay

Vikings' other picks by round

Second: 43rd overall

Third: None

Fourth: 106th

Fifth: 139th, 150th

Sixth: 172nd, 200th

Seventh: 215th, 236th

Go to startribune.com/nfldraft11 for more preview coverage from Judd Zulgad, Chip Scoggins and Mark Craig.

3 Jake Locker, Washington Height/weight: 6-2/231 Upside: Outstanding athlete, excellent arm strength, best at making throws while on the move. Demonstrates poise that an NFL team wants from its quarterback. Downside: Needs to improve passing percentage from the pocket and make better decisions. He completed only 55.4 percent of his passes last season. Statistically: Threw for a career-high 2,800 yards and 21 touchdowns in 12 games as a junior and 2,265 yards with 17 TDs and nine picks in 12 games last season. Getting to know you: Another case where the Vikings sent only one scout to his Pro Day, but had previously worked him out in a private session. The Vikings are interested, but would they be willing to use the 12th pick on Locker? Common sense says they might attempt to trade down in the opening round in order to get Locker at a more reasonable place and also recoup the third-round pick lost to New England in the Randy Moss trade. The Redskins could foil this plan if they grab Locker with the 10th pick.
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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 3
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 3 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 2
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: D. Smyly 6
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 0
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Lackey 4
NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee 11
Seattle - LP: Y. Medina 4 FINAL
Miami - WP: S. Cishek 8
Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: M. Perez 12
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood 12
Houston 3 Bottom 7th Inning
Oakland 10
San Francisco - LP: M. Cain 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 2
Arizona 1 Bottom 8th Inning
Los Angeles 1
Montreal 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 0
Dallas 2 FINAL
Anaheim 3
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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