QB Mallett the pick at 74

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett with the 74th overall selection of the draft.

Mallett started 13 games last season, setting school records with 3,869 yards passing and 32 touchdowns. He ranked fifth in the NCAA with 297.6 passing yards per game.

In 2009, Mallett started all 13 games, throwing for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns and was a second-team All-ACC selection.

Mallett sat out the 2008 season after transferring from Michigan, where he played 11 games as a true freshman in 2007.