The final third of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft slowed down a but from the seemingly frenetic pace it began with. However, there were some memorable events. There were two trades and a third that did not go through, causing a team to have to pass on their pick. Also, 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram finally finds himself an NFL home, falling all the way to the 28th pick to join Drew Brees as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
The Cleveland Browns made another trade to get to the 21st selection. They had traded down to number 27 and decided to move up and picked up Baylor DT Phil Taylor.
Peyton Manning and the Colts had some fortune as highly rated OT Anthony Castonzo fell to them.
With the 23rd selection, the Philadelphia Eagles picked up inside protection for Michael Vick, drafting Baylor OG Danny Watkins.
The Seattle Seahawks picked up a player from Alabama, but not Mark Ingram. They surprisingly reached for OT James Carpenter, making three Alabama players drafted before the Heisman winner.
The Baltimore Ravens were slated to select 26th, but ended up passing on their selection after the Chicago Bears backed out of a proposed trade at the last minute. Instead, the Chiefs took WR Jonathan Baldwin out of Pittsburgh number 26.
The pass did not hurt the Ravens, fortunately for them. They promptly picked up the guy they wanted in Jimmy Smith, the sometimes troubled CB out of Colorado.
Bill Belichick and the Patriots did what they always do -- trade back. They traded the 28th pick to New Orleans, who took Ingram, for the Saints' second round pick this year and a 2012 first round pick.
The last few picks were OL Gabe Carimi to the Bears, DT Muhammad Wilkerson to the Jets, DE Cam Heyward to the Steelers and OL Derek Sherrod to the Green Bay Packers.