NFL Draft 2011: The 10 Biggest Surprises in an Unpredictable First Round

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NFL Draft 2011: The 10 Biggest Surprises in an Unpredictable First Round
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Since the conclusion of the Super Bowl, fans have seen the media focus on two main issues.  Whether it's been reading blogs, listening to the radio or watching stations like ESPN, analysts have covered the NFL Lockout with such detail that people like Christ Mortensen sounds lie a reporter for the former Court TV.

While that's all well and good, the other football related news has been on one of the most popular events of the year, the NFL Draft.

For months, we've seen the likes of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay give us constant updates on who was going to get drafted and on what team. 

These men confidently predicted where guys like Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Patrick Peterson would get drafted.  Well, after what we have seen after this first round, these supposed expert analysts should be glad the don't work in the general workforce, as their accuracy in another job would wind them up on the unemployment line.

The first round is over, but not before we saw people scratching their heads at many of the moves that were made (remember when people said Jake Locker would be a 3rd round pick?)

Yes my friends, this first round produced results that strongly contradicted what we have been hearing for well over three months.  There are those that will say it's due to the confusion from the NFL Lockout, particularly this week.

Never has there been a time in the history of the league when teams and players literally had no clue when the season would officially begin.  Was this the real cause that saw such a discrepancy in the draft to what was predicted?  We would love to hear your thoughts.

In any case, let's take a look at the ten most surprising moves in the first round of the draft. 

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