2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton and the 5 Best and Worst Value Picks of the 1st Round

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2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton and the 5 Best and Worst Value Picks of the 1st Round
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It's Christmas Day for NFL fans again!

Each year, we are witnesses to a display of each team's ability to assess and grade talent.  There has hardly been a draft that has gone by without its share of surprise falls and head-scratching reaches.

Sometimes, the "sure things" fail, and less often, those "reaches" make teams look good.

Which brings us to the point:  Who got value out of their selections?

The best examples of draft value come in the later rounds, when teams find players who perfectly fit their system.

Yet, we are talking about the first round, where each team selecting must get guaranteed results from whom they draft.  Additionally, those choices must be appropriate within the order they are selected.

Let's look at who made good and who should have waited on their choices.

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