2011 UFL Draft: Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson, Boston College LB Mark Herzlich Among Those Selected

What it lacked in pomp and circumstance, the 2011 UFL Draft made up in instant gratification. Each pick was announced as it happened via the Twitter handle of the league's five head coaches, the Hartford Colonials' Jerry Glanville, Omaha Nighthawks' Joe Moglia, Sacramento Mountain Lions' Dennis Green, Virginia Destroyers' Marty Schottenheimer and Las Vegas Locos Jim Fassel.

Hartford kicked things off by drafting Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, a dual-threat who passed for 1,947 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2010.

Omaha went second, picking former University of Florida and Tennessee Titan CB Reynaldo Hill. Hill's career NFL numbers include six interceptions for 108 yards and a touchdown,

Sacramento went next, picking Fresno State QB Ryan Colburn. Colburn threw for 2,817 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing 63.1 percent of his passes in 2010.

Virginia went fourth, picking DE Martail Burnett. Burnett played his college ball at Utah and spent the past two seasons on NFL practice squads. He ended his Utah career with 17 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss.

The final first pick of the UFL Draft was OT Joel Bell. Bell played for Furman in college where he was an All-American before a stint in the CFL last year with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Some of the other notable draft picks include:

Boston College LB and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich was drafted with the 51st pick by Omaha. Darren Rovell actually introduced this one special.

He'll be joined in Omaha by Ole Miss QB Jeremiah Masoli. That means the Nighthawks roster now includes Masoli, Willie Williams and Maurice Clarett. They should call themselves the Omaha Reclamation Projects (Go Reckies!).

Finally, Omaha was clearly the team most interested in making headlines this year as they also drafted Kentucky RB Derrick Locke, who is recovering from spinal surgery.

Basically, if you have a good story, the Omaha Nighthawks are interested in your services.

See the full UFL Draft results here.

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