2011 NFL Draft Grades - Round 1 - Page 6
The Bears had no choice but to draft an O-lineman. Jay Cutler got absolutely crushed last year and he needs to be protected, especially against the likes of the Green Bay Packers and the new Detroit Lions D-line.
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilerson, DL, Temple
The Jets biggest problem last year was lack of pass rush and relying too heavily on blitz schemes to get to the QB. They try to remedy that by adding Wilkerson to the D-line. He's a big talent from a small school that may be raw but has a huge upside. He's also from the area which may help him cope with the intense New York pressure.
31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
The Steelers could have went with a CB here as they desperately need one but their D-line is getting up there in age and Heyward offered the best value at the position.
32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod, T, Mississippi State
It would have been ideal for the Packers if there was a 1st-round-worthy RB still on the board but they weren't so lucky, so, they settled for the next best thing in Sherrod. He joins Bryan Bulaga as the youngsters who look to keep Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers safe for years to come.
That's wraps up the 1st and most exciting day of the NFL Draft.
Now it's time to get a deal done so that I can start fantasy drafting. To quote the frenzied New Yorkers in Radio City Music Hall, "WE WANT FOOTBALL!"