Carolina Makes QB Cam Newton No. 1 Pick

No surprise: Panthers draft Auburn star
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 7:11 PM CDT
Updated Apr 28, 2011 7:27 PM CDT
NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers Pick Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton First
No. 1: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton goes to Carolina.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

The No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft is—no drum roll necessary—Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. As expected, the Carolina Panthers picked him first, reports ESPN. Newton won this year's Heisman and led Auburn to the national title. The draft's first round runs tonight, followed by subsequent rounds tomorrow and Saturday. The top 5 picks:

  1. Cam Newton: Auburn QB goes to Carolina
  2. Von Miller: Texas A&M linebacker goes to Denver
  3. Marcell Dareus: Alabama defensive tackle goes to Buffalo
  4. AJ Green: Georgia wide receiver goes to Cincinnati
  5. Patrick Peterson: LSU defensive back goes to Arizona
(Read more NFL draft stories.)

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