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2011 NFL Draft Results: Grades and Results for All 32 First Round Picks

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2011 NFL Draft Results: Grades and Results for All 32 First Round Picks
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The first round of the 2011 NFL draft is in the books, and it didn't go the way that anyone predicted it was going to.

There were three quarterbacks taken in the top 10 and four in the round.

The most surprising of the four was the last one—Christian Ponder going to Minnesota.

We all knew that the Vikings needed a quarterback, but no one figured that it would be Ponder at No. 12.

Atlanta made the most surprising trade of the first round, moving all the way up from No. 27 to No. 6 to take Julio Jones—giving up a hefty ransom to get him.

That front office has to be convinced that he's the second coming of Jerry Rice to give up five draft picks to get him.

Meanwhile, Da'Quan Bowers, a short time ago thought to be one of the top three picks in the draft, is still sitting on the board.

There was talk of a knee injury that was going to cause him to slide some, but no one predicted this for the Clemson defensive end.

We will review the first round and discuss what the moves mean for the players and the teams.

For more NFL draft coverage, check out our official NFL draft page here.

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