2011 NFL Draft Grades: Report Card for Every Pick of Round 1

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2011 NFL Draft Grades: Report Card for Every Pick of Round 1
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Fans at Radio City Music Hall enjoying the glory of the 2011 NFL Draft

Well, the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft has come to close. What a shame. Seems like it went by in a flash, right? At least we've got six more rounds to look forward to.

We all saw our mock drafts go up in flames, as they inevitably do every year. We love to pretend we know what's going to happen in the draft, but the truth is, it's a crap-shoot. Period.

As expected, Goodell was initially greeted by a chorus of boos and, of course, some "we want football" chants from the rabid fans at Radio City Music Hall.

As always, there were a few shockers, some trades and some free-fallers. Four quarterbacks in the top 12 was pretty surprising. The Patriots holding onto their first pick and reaching for an offensive lineman was a bit of a shock, too. And the Seahawks shocked us all by selecting Alabama tackle James Carpenter at 25, a guy I didn't see in the first round of a single mock draft.

So how did your team do? Did they reach? Did they make a brilliant trade? Or did they sit patiently and land an absolute steal?

Well, there's only one way to find out. Click!

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