Cam Newton was the first of many to have his name called by Roger Goodell in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As expected, Newton's name was called first, as he was drafted with the top pick by the Carolina Panthers.
With the No. 3 overall pick, Marcell Dareus was selected by the Buffalo Bills. Dareus, a junior defensive tackle from Alabama, had 66 tackles, 11 sacks and one interception in two seasons with the Crimson Tide.
Coming in at No. 4 overall, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green. Green racked up 848 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 57 catches in 2010, and finished his three-year career with 2,619 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.
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