NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) poses for a photo with Julio Jones, #6 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft was filled with trades, surprising picks and some startling drops.
The trade that played a big role in the first round involved the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns. Atlanta traded five picks to get wide receiver Julio Jones. The Browns took the 27th overall pick and packaged it with a third-round pick to take defensive tackle Phil Taylor.
Cleveland didn't have the best trade, though. That may belong to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team gave up pick 16 and 49 to the Redskins to draft Blaine Gabbert 10th.
When Jake Locker was taken eighth overall, it was a stunner. It's just barely more surprising than the Seahawks going with offensive tackle James Carpenter in the first round.
Then there's the fall of Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers. You have to feel bad for Bowers, who many consider the best defensive end in this year's draft.
After the jump is a full recap of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton | QB | Auburn - Story
2. Denver Broncos - Von Miller | OLB | Texas A&M - Story
3. Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus | DT | Alabama - Story
4. Cincinnati Bengals - A.J. Green | WR | Georgia - Story
5. Arizona Cardinals - Patrick Peterson | CB | LSU - Story
6. Atlanta Falcons - Julio Jones | WR | Alabama - Story
7. San Francisco 49ers - Aldon Smith | OLB | Missouri - Story
8. Tennessee Titans - Jake Locker | QB | Washington - Story
9. Dallas Cowboys - Tyron Smith | OT | USC - Story
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Blaine Gabbert | QB | Missouri - Story
11. Houston Texans - J.J. Watt | DE | Wisconsin - Story
12. Minnesota Vikings - Christian Ponder | QB | Florida State - Story
13. Detroit Lions - Nick Fairley | DT | Auburn - Story
14. St. Louis Rams - Robert Quinn | DE | North Carolina - Story
15. Miami Dolphins - Mike Pouncey | G/C | Florida - Story
16. Washington Redskins - Ryan Kerrigan | DE/OLB | Purdue - Story
17. New England Patriots - Nate Solder | OT | Colorado - Story
18. San Diego Chargers - Corey Liuget | DT | Illinois - Story
19. New York Giants - Prince Amukamara | CB | Nebraska - Story
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn | DE | Iowa - Story
21. Cleveland Browns - Phil Taylor | DT | Baylor - Story
22. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Castonzo | OT | Boston College - Story
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Danny Watkins | G | Baylor - Story
24. New Orleans Saints - Cameron Jordan | DE | California - Story
25. Seattle Seahawks - James Carpenter | OT | Alabama - Story
26. Kansas City Chiefs - Jon Baldwin | WR | Pittsburgh - Story
27. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith | CB | Colorado - Story
28. New Orleans Saints - Mark Ingram | RB | Alabama - Story
29. Chicago Bears - Gabe Carimi | OT | Wisconsin - Story
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson | DT/DE | Temple - Story
31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward | DE | Ohio State - Story
32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod | OT | Mississippi State - Story