The first trade of the 2011 NFL Draft came at No. 6, where the Atlanta Falcons engineered a trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up from No. 27. With the pick the Falcons took Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.
After Cam Newton went to Carolina, other picks have been as follows:
- No. 2, Denver: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
- No. 3, Buffalo: Darreus Miller, DT, Alabama
- No. 4, Cincinnati: A.J. Green, Georgia
- No. 5, Arizona: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU