2011 NFL Draft Results: Cameron Heyward to Steelers Makes Record 12 DLs in 1st
With Cameron Heyward going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 31st selection on Thursday, we've now seen 12 defensive linemen go in the first round.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's an NFL record.
The Steel Curtain gets even stronger with Heyward, so Steelers fans will likely appreciate the pick.
Here is the updated list of all draft picks so far:
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, OC, Florida
16. Washington (from Jacksonville): Ryan Kerrigan, DL, Purdue
17. New England Patriots (from Oakland): 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 Castonzo, OT, Boston College
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Jordan, DE, California
25. Seattle Seahawks: James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
26. Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta through Cleveland): Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
27. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
28. New Orleans Saints (From New England): Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, T, Wisconsin
30. New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward, DT, Ohio State
32. Green Bay Packers: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St.
What are your thoughts on the first round? Happy with your team's selection(s)? Post a comment below.
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