Prince Amukamara was ninth on Mel Kiper's Big Board but due to the vagaries and mysteries of the war room he dropped to 19th in the 2011 NFL Draft. Amukamara played his high school ball in Glendale, AZ for the Apollo Eagles where his sister, Promise, is a standout basketball player.
Other than Prince dropping to the Giants at 19, the rest of the late-teens picks were about what you might expect.
The Washington Redskins took DE Ryan Kerrigan with the 16th pick. Nate Solder, a tackle from Colorado selected with the 17th pick by the New England Patriots. The San Diego Chargers selected DT Corey Liuget with the 18th pick and then the Giants took Amukamara 19th. With the 20th pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn.
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