Panthers draft Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney spent much of Friday trying to move up in the draft to take Jimmy Clausen, a day after the Notre Dame quarterback was a surprising first-round snub.

Hurney couldn't strike a deal, however, and when the Arizona Cardinals traded up to the 47th slot -- one pick ahead of the Panthers -- Hurney acknowledged that he was crushed, sure the Cardinals were going to take him.

"I could lie, but I won't," Hurney said.

Only the Cardinals passed on Clausen, too. It didn't take Hurney long to pounce -- shaking up Carolina's newly shuffled quarterback depth chart.

"You always say anything can happen," Hurney said, smiling. "Wow, it happened. … We think he's an excellent quarterback and we feel extremely fortunate to get a quarterback of his ability with the 48th pick."

After sitting out the first night of the draft with no first-round pick, the Panthers addressed one of their biggest needs and perhaps presented immediate competition to newly minted starter Matt Moore.

The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Clausen was rated as a first-round pick -- perhaps even in the top 10 -- by many analysts. But he wasn't selected Thursday, perhaps because of concerns about his leadership and personality.

BROWNS: Cleveland selected Texas quarterback Colt McCoy in the third round.

After passing the Heisman Trophy finalist with two earlier picks, the Browns grabbed the Longhorns' four-year starter with the No..85 overall selection.

The Browns have spent the offseason reshaping the quarterback position, which has been an almost constant headache for a decade. They traded Brady Quinn, released former Raven Derek Anderson and signed free agent Jake Delhomme. Now, they've added McCoy as a possible long-term solution.

STEELERS: Needing to get younger at linebacker, Pittsburgh selected Virginia Tech's Jason Worilds in the second round and plan to convert him from defensive end.

BENGALS: Looking for pass-rush help, Cincinnati selected Florida's Carlos Dunlap, a defensive end who missed the Southeastern Conference title game after a drunken-driving arrest.

TV: The ratings for ESPN's first NFL draft in prime time were up 23 percent from last year.

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