NFL draft: first round

  • Updated: April 29, 2011 - 12:04 AM

Thursday's first-round selections:

1. CAROLINA CAM NEWTON

Quarterback, Auburn

• There is no questioning his athletic ability, but can he continue his meteoric college success in the NFL?

2. DENVER VON MILLER

Linebacker, Texas A&M

• With a unique blend of power and speed, he could make an immediate impact as a pass rusher for a team that needs one.

3. BUFFALO MARCELL DAREUS

Def. tackle, Alabama

• At 319 pounds, Dareus is big enough to plug the middle in the 3-4 defense but can rush the passer, too.

4. CINCINNATI A.J. GREEN

Wide receiver, Georgia

• Green fills a need for a team that likely needs to replace Ochocinco and T.O. Also, will this persuade Carson Palmer to return?

7. SAN FRANCISCO ALDON SMITH

Linebacker, Missouri

• The 49ers see Smith as a strong-side outside linebacker who'll join a unit led by All-Pro Patrick Willis.

9. DALLAS TYRON SMITH

Off. tackle, Southern Cal

• Cowboys want to better protect Tony Romo, and Smith is their answer. He'll have to switch from right to left tackle.

10. JACKSONVILLE

From Washington

BLAINE GABBERT

Quarteback, Missouri

• Certainly a move for the future, because the Jaguars have David Garrard at QB. Jags gave up a second-round pick to move up.

11. HOUSTON J.J. WATT

Defensive end, Wisconsin

• No one will question Watt's effort, and he joins a defense that ranked last against the pass and 30th overall last season.

12. VIKINGS

CHRISTIAN PONDER

Quarterback, Florida State

• The Vikings definitely drafted for need. Did Tennessee taking Jake Locker force their hands into this move?

13. DETROIT NICK FAIRLEY

Def. tackle, Auburn

• Some teams had character concerns, but Fairley and Ndamukong Suh give the Lions a formidable pair.

14. ST. LOUIS ROBERT QUINN

Defensive end, North Carolina

• Standout pass rusher's draft stock fell because of brain tumor in high school and an NCAA suspension in 2010.

5. ARIZONA PATRICK PETERSON

Cornerback, Louisiana State

• Considered the best corner in the draft and brings big-time return skills, too. Tackling may be a weakness.

16. WASHINGTON

FROM JACKSONVILLE Ryan Kerrigan

Defensive end, Purdue

• A consistent performer for the Boilermakers, he likely will be used as an outside linebacker.

17. NEW ENGLAND

From Oakland

NATE SOLDER

Off. tackle, Colorado

• With plenty of picks available, Patriots could afford to address their basic need up front.

18. SAN DIEGO COREY LIUGET

Def. tackle, Illinois

• Brings an inside pass-rushing presence and is versatile enough to play several positions along the line.

19. N.Y. GIANTS PRINCE

AMUKAMARA

Cornerback, Nebraska

• Was expected to go earlier, but should provide Giants with an immediate impact for depth in the secondary.

21. CLEVELAND

FROM KANSAS CITY Phil Taylor

Def. tackle, Baylor

• Browns traded up to get this 6-3, 334-pounder to plug the middle. His draft stock improved at the Senior Bowl.

22. INDIANAPOLIS ANTHONY CASTONZO

Off. tackle, Boston College

• With issues on the offensive line, Colts make a logical selection to protect Peyton Manning's blind side.

23. PHILADELPHIA DANNY WATKINS

Guard, Baylor

• The 26-year-old British Columbia native came to football late, but his Senior Bowl showing turned heads.

24. NEW ORLEANS CAMERON JORDAN

Defensive end, California

• The Saints can expect the son of ex-Vikings tight end Steve Jordan to mirror his college play: consistent.

26. KANSAS CITY

FROM ATL. THROUGH CLEV. Jon Baldwin

Wide receiver, Pittsburgh

• The clock ran out on Baltimore, so the Chiefs moved up to select the 6-6 Baldwin.

27. BALTIMORE

JIMMY SMITH

Cornerback, Colorado

• The strong cover corner slipped after reportedly having a positive marajuana test while at Colorado.

29. CHICAGO GABE CARIMI

Off. tackle, Wisconsin

• The Bears allowed a league-high 56 sacks last year. Adding a 6-7, 314-pound Outland Trophy winner should help.

30. N.Y. JETS MUHAMMAD WILKERSON

Def. tackle, Temple

• The Jets shied away from Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers and took the Temple pass rusher instead.

31. PITTSBURGH CAMERON HEYWARD

Def. tackle, Ohio State

• The Steelers address their aging defensive line by selecting the son of the late Craig "Ironhead'' Heyward.

32. GREEN BAY DEREK SHERROD

Off. tackle, Mississippi State

• The Packers picked what might be the long-term replacement for left tackle Chad Clifton.

25. SEATTLE JAMES CARPENTER

Off. tackle, Alabama

• At 6-4 and 321 pounds, Carpenter has an NFL frame. Seahawks might have reached with this pick.

8. TENNESSEE JAKE LOCKER

Quarterback, Washington

• The Titans certainly wanted a quarterback who'll produce less off-the-field drama than Vince Young, so Locker is their pick. Locker was considered a top-five talent had he entered the 2010 draft, but his college stats are a concern. He never completed 60 percent of his passes in a season, and all the Huskies had to show for his four years was one Holiday Bowl trip.

6. ATLANTA

From Cleveland

JULIO JONES

Wide receiver, Alabama

• At 220 pounds, Jones brings the power of a tight end to his sprinter's speed. He'll make a nice tandem with Falcons receiver Roddy White. However, Atlanta better hope Jones cuts down on dropped passes. The price to move up from No. 27 to No. 6 was high; the Falcons gave up their second- and fourth-round picks this year and their first and fourth in 2012.

15. MIAMI MIKE POUNCEY

Guard/Center,

Florida

• Twin brother of standout Steelers center Maurkice should anchor the middle for the Dolphins.

28. NEW ORLEANS FROM NEW ENGLAND Mark Ingram

Running back, Alabama

• The Saints traded a 2012 first-round pick and a 2011 second-rounder to New England for the chance to choose the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner. The move addresses a major need for a team that ranked 28th in the league with an average of 94.9 yards rushing per game. Ingram will try to rebound from a 2010 season limited by a knee injury.

20. TAMPA BAY

ADRIAN CLAYBORN

Defensive end, Iowa

• Had a stellar junior season with 11 sacks, but his play tailed off as a senior, when his sack total fell to four.

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NY Yankees - LP: M. Pineda 0 FINAL
Toronto - WP: D. Hutchison 2
Detroit - LP: M. Scherzer 3 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 6
Chicago Cubs - WP: F. Doubront 5 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: J. Masterson 1
Cincinnati 1 Top 7th Inning
Pittsburgh 3
Minnesota - K. Gibson 6:05 PM
Baltimore - C. Tillman
Philadelphia - J. Williams 6:10 PM
NY Mets - B. Colon
Miami - J. Cosart 6:10 PM
Atlanta - A. Harang
Boston - A. Webster 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi
Cleveland - T. Bauer 6:10 PM
Kansas City - J. Shields
Detroit - K. Ryan 6:10 PM
Chicago WSox - C. Bassitt
Texas - R. Ross Jr. 6:10 PM
Houston - S. Feldman
Colorado - T. Matzek 7:10 PM
Arizona - V. Nuno
Chicago Cubs - T. Wada 7:15 PM
St. Louis - M. Gonzales
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke 7:40 PM
San Diego - I. Kennedy
Milwaukee - M. Fiers 8:05 PM
San Francisco - J. Peavy
Oakland - J. Samardzija 8:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Rasmus
Washington - S. Strasburg 8:10 PM
Seattle - R. Elias
Green Bay 9/4/14 7:30 PM
Seattle
BYU 35 FINAL
Connecticut 10
(6) Jacksonville St 7 FINAL
(8) Michigan State 45
Bowling Green 31 FINAL
Western Ky 59
TX-San Antonio 27 FINAL
Houston 7
Colorado State 31 FINAL
Colorado 17
UNLV 13 FINAL
Arizona 58
Penn State 26 FINAL
UCF 24
Troy 10 FINAL
UAB 48
(7) UCLA 28 FINAL
Virginia 20
Western Mich 34 FINAL
Purdue 43
(5) Ohio State 34 FINAL
Navy 17
Appalachian St 14 FINAL
Michigan 52
Ga Southern 23 FINAL
NC State 24
Boston College 27 4th Qtr 8:54
Massachusetts 7
West Virginia 17 3rd Qtr 12:58
(2) Alabama 20
Rice 10 3rd Qtr 10:02
(17) Notre Dame 28
(10) South Dakota St 18 3rd Qtr 9:25
(24) Missouri 28
Fla Atlantic 7 3rd Qtr
(22) Nebraska 31
California 31 3rd Qtr 8:09
Northwestern 7
Marshall 28 3rd Qtr 12:53
Miami-Ohio 3
UC Davis 0 3rd Qtr
(11) Stanford 38
Arkansas 21 3rd Qtr
(6) Auburn 21
(16) Clemson 0 1st Qtr 12:11
(12) Georgia 0
Liberty 5:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Ohio U 5:00 PM
Kent State
Louisiana Tech 6:00 PM
(4) Oklahoma
Idaho 6:00 PM
Florida
Stephen F Austin 6:10 PM
(20) Kansas State
Fresno State 6:30 PM
(15) USC
Southern Miss 6:30 PM
Miss State
Texas-El Paso 7:00 PM
New Mexico
North Texas 7:00 PM
Texas
(1) Florida State 7:00 PM
Oklahoma State
(14) Wisconsin 8:00 PM
(13) LSU
South Dakota 9:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(25) Washington 9:30 PM
Hawaii
Utah State 8/31/14 6:00 PM
Tennessee
SMU 8/31/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
Miami-Florida 9/1/14 7:00 PM
Louisville
Arizona 9/4/14 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio
Pittsburgh 9/5/14 6:00 PM
Boston College
Washington St 9/5/14 9:30 PM
Nevada
SMU 9/6/14 11:00 AM
North Texas
Fla Atlantic 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(2) Alabama
Buffalo 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Army
(24) Missouri 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Toledo
Arkansas State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Tennessee
(8) McNeese State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(22) Nebraska
Central Mich 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
Akron 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Penn State
Western Ill 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(14) Wisconsin
(20) Kansas State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Iowa State
(4) Oklahoma 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Tulsa
Western Ky 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Illinois
SC State 9/6/14 11:30 AM
(16) Clemson
Navy 9/6/14 12:00 PM
Temple
UAB 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Miss State
South Alabama 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Kent State
New Mexico St 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Georgia State
Colorado 9/6/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
Fresno State 9/6/14 2:00 PM
Utah
(1) Eastern Wash 9/6/14 2:00 PM
(25) Washington
(15) USC 9/6/14 2:30 PM
(11) Stanford
Ohio U 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Kentucky
Middle Tennessee 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Minnesota
Northern Ill 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Missouri State 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Oklahoma State
Ball State 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Iowa
Maryland 9/6/14 2:30 PM
So Florida
Eastern Mich 9/6/14 3:00 PM
Florida
Georgia Tech 9/6/14 3:00 PM
Tulane
(18) Ole Miss 9/6/14 3:30 PM
Vanderbilt
Old Dominion 9/6/14 5:00 PM
NC State
(8) Michigan State 9/6/14 5:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(19) Arizona State 9/6/14 6:00 PM
New Mexico
Louisiana Tech 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana
San Jose St 9/6/14 6:00 PM
(6) Auburn
East Carolina 9/6/14 6:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Duke 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Troy
Idaho 9/6/14 6:00 PM
ULM
(17) Sam Houston St 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(13) LSU
Michigan 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(17) Notre Dame
Lamar 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(21) Texas A&M
Northwestern St 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
BYU 9/6/14 6:30 PM
Texas
Citadel 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(1) Florida State
San Diego St 9/6/14 7:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Virginia Tech 9/6/14 7:00 PM
(5) Ohio State
Memphis 9/6/14 9:00 PM
(7) UCLA
Colorado State 9/6/14 9:15 PM
Boise State
Air Force 9/6/14 9:15 PM
Wyoming
Oregon State 9/6/14 9:30 PM
Hawaii
Texas Tech 9/6/14 10:00 PM
Texas-El Paso
Colorado 0 2nd Half 20:00
Seattle 1
New England 2 1st Half 20:00
Toronto FC 0
Columbus 6:30 PM
Montreal
FC Dallas 7:30 PM
Chicago
Real Salt Lake 9:30 PM
San Jose
Portland 9:30 PM
Vancouver FC
Ottawa 10 FINAL
Montreal 20
Winnipeg 8/31/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
Brt Columbia 9/5/14 6:30 PM
Ottawa
Calgary 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Edmonton
Hamilton 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Montreal
Saskatchewan 9/7/14 3:00 PM
Winnipeg
Chicago 6:00 PM
Indiana
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