2011 NFL Draft Results: Full Third Round Picks List And Recap

The picks came fast in the third round, with a shorter time-limit and less overall action than normal. From the third round on, it's more about building depth, taking chances and hoping to hit the jackpot. Players that slipped out of the first two rounds -- including Ryan Mallett -- were finally snapped up as value pick was the buzz-word of the day.

Mallett was easily the story of the third round, as was his landing spot. The New England Patriots may have just been the perfect place for Mallett from a development and character standpoint, though he won't be called upon to play for a significant amount of time. But under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, Mallett may have every opportunity to succeed.

Check out the rest of the third round picks, capped by the Carolina Panthers' supplemental choice to end the second day.

1 Carolina Terrell McClain (DT) S Florida
2 Cincinnati Dontay Moch (OLB) Nevada
3 Denver Nate Irving (ILB) NC State
4 Buffalo Kelvin Sheppard (ILB) LSU
5 Arizona Robert Housler (TE) FAU
6 Kansas City  Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
7 Dallas Demarco Murray (RB) Oklahoma
8 New Orleans Martez Wilson (OLB) Illinois
9 New England  Stevan Ridley (RB) LSU
10 New England Ryan Mallett (QB) Arkansas
11 Seattle  John Moffitt (OG) Wisconsin
12 Jacksonville  William Rackley (OG) Lehigh
13 Tennessee Jurrell Casey (DT) USC
14 St. Louis Austin Pettis (WR) Boise St
15 Washington  Leonard Hankerson (WR) Miami
16 San Francisco  Chris Culliver (CB) S Carolina
17 Oakland Demarcus Van Dyke (CB) Miami
18 San Diego Vincent Brown (WR) SDSU
19 NY Giants Jerrel Jernigan (WR) Troy
20 Tampa Bay Mason Foster (ILB) Washington
21 Baltimore  Jah Reid (OT) C Florida
22 Kansas City Allen Bailey (DE) Miami
23 Indianapolis Drake Nevis (DT) LSU
24 New Orleans Johnny Patrick (CB) Louisville
25 San Diego Shareece Wright (CB) USC
26 Philadelphia  Curtis Marsh (CB) Utah St
27 Atlanta Akeem Dent (ILB) Georgia
28 Oakland  Joe Barksdale (OT) LSU
29 Chicago Christopher Conte (S) California
30 NY Jets Kenrick Ellis (DT) Hampton
31 Pittsburgh Curtis Brown (CB) Texas
32 Green Bay Alexander Green (RB) Hawaii
33 Carolina Sione Fua (DT) Stanford

 

The third round of the 2011 NFL draft is in the books and it's time to get caught up. Make sure you check out our recap of the first round draft picks, the updated NFL draft order, the second round picks and the third round picks. SB Nation's NFL draft hub and Mocking The Draft will have all NFL draft updates. 

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