You can read about our thoughts on New England’s first two rounds in Part 1 of our 2011 NFL Draft Review.
Here is what we liked, and didn’t like, from the third round on.
The Patriots have selected Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett with the 74th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Mallett has undeniable talent, but fell down draft boards due to some character issues. Mallett has perhaps the best arm in the entire draft.
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas (Junior)
Projection: 1st Round
Last Updated: July 27th, 2010
Elite arm strength – Good release – Great size and bulk – Very confident – Has good touch on the deep ball – Able to get to his 2nd and 3rd reads – Tons of upside.
Not very mobile – Footwork needs a lot of work – Tries to force the ball at times – Can improve his decision making – Does not throw well outside the pocket – Only average accuracy.
55.8% / 30 TD’s / 7 INT’s