Ryan Mallett, the Arkansas quarterback with questionable character, was drafted by the New England Patriots with the tenth pick of the third round (No. 74 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft on Friday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Mallett, who has one of the best arms of any quarterback in the draft, finished his three-year career with the Arkansas Razorbacks with 8,388 career passing yards, 69 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.
Last season, Mallett completed 266-of-411 passes (64.7 completion percentage) for 3,869 yards and 32 touchdowns, but did throw a career-worst 12 interceptions and was sacked 25 times.
The major question with Mallett is undoubtedly his character issues, but Bill Belichick apparently believes that consuming Mallett in the 'Patriot Way' will cure those problems. Oh, and playing under Tom Brady isn't bad, either.
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