The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft has come to a close, with the Patriots trading their first round pick to the New Orleans Saints for their second round pick (no. 56 overall) and their first round selection in 2012.
2011 NFL Draft - First Round Picks - Picks 21-32
21. Cleveland (from Kansas City) - Phil Taylor (DT - Baylor)
22. Indianapolis - Anthony Castonzo (OT - Boston College)
23. Philadelphia - Danny Watkins (OG - Baylor)
24. New Orleans - Cameron Jordan (DE - California)
25. Seattle - James Carpenter (OG - Alabama)
26. Kansas City* - Jon Baldwin (WR - Pittsburgh)
27. Baltimore - Jimmy Smith (CB - Colorado)
28. New Orleans - Mark Ingram (RB - Alabama)
29. Chicago - Gabe Carimi (OT - Wisconsin)
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson (DE - Temple)
31. Pittsburgh - Cameron Heyward (DE - Ohio State)
32. Green Bay - Derek Sherrod (OT - Mississippi State)
*A curious thing occurred when the Ravens were scheduled to make their pick: the clock hit zero, and Baltimore...passed. Apparently, a trade was in the works, leading the Ravens to look for more time and allow the Kansas City Chiefs to
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