The Falcons acquired the No. 6 overall pick from Cleveland on Thursday night for a package of five draft picks, including Atlanta’s No. 27 overall pick in the first round this year and the team’s first-round pick in 2012.
The Browns also acquired the Falcons’ second- and fourth-round picks this year and fourth-round pick in 2012.
The Falcons will pair the physical Jones with their Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White, giving quarterback Matt Ryan another top target.
CAM NEWTON GOES 1ST IN NFL DRAFT TO PANTHERS: NEW YORK (AP) — Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is the first pick of the 2011 NFL draft, going to the Carolina Panthers.
The Heisman Trophy winner was projected as the player most likely to be called first — and he was, by Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was repeatedly booed by fans at Radio City Music Hall.