2011 NFL Mock Draft: Breaking News and Trades May Shake Up Eventful First Round

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Breaking News and Trades May Shake Up Eventful First Round
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The 2011 NFL Draft is officially one long day away. News and rumors are circulating every minute as information leaks from each camp. Unpredictable strategies and trade scenarios are filling analysts' heads as they complete their final mocks with up-to-date information.

We’re hearing that Pittsburgh, Washington and Atlanta want to trade up to acquire coveted pieces they feel will take them to a Super Bowl Championship.

Da’Quan Bowers', Mark Ingram's and Nick Fairley’s stocks have dropped significantly in recent months—how long will they have to wait tomorrow night to hear their names called?

The biggest question surrounds the Carolina Panthers and whether they will pull the trigger on Auburn QB Cam Newton. On second thought, the biggest question surrounding this year’s draft is how many quarterbacks will be selected in the first round, as we expect a ton of movement as teams eye one of the top seven quarterbacks in the class.

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Round 1

1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, Auburn QB

17. New England Patriots: Aldon Smith, Missouri DE/OLB
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, Alabama DT 18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin DE
3. Washington Redskins*: Blaine Gabbert, Missouri QB 19. New York Giants: Tyron Smith, USC OT
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, Georgia WR

20. Pittsburgh Steelers*: Mike Pouncey, Florida OG/C

5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, Texas A&M OLB

21. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Castonzo, Boston College OT

6. Dallas Cowboys*: Patrick Peterson, LSU CB 22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder, Colorado OT
7. San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn, North Carolina DE/OLB

23. Philadelphia Eagles: Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin OT

8. Tennessee Titans: Andy Dalton, TCU QB
24. New Orleans Saints: Corey Liuget, Illinois DT
9. Atlanta Falcons*: Julio Jones, Alabama WR

25. Seattle Seahawks: Christian Ponder, Florida State QB

10. Buffalo Bills*: Nick Fairley, Auburn DT

26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, Colorado CB

11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska CB
27. Cleveland Browns*: Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple DE/DT
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, Washington QB

28. Arizona Cardinals*: Colin Kaepernick, Nevada QB

13. Detroit Lions: Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson DE

29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State OT

14. St. Louis Rams: Cameron Jordan, California DE

30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, Baylor DT

15. Cincinnati Bengals*: Ryan Mallett, Arkansas QB

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers*: Adrian Clayborn, Iowa DE

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue DE 32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed, Arizona DE/OLB

*denotes a predicted trade

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