Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #4 OG, #78/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3-4 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: Ruled academically ineligible for 2008, but practiced with the team while redshirting. 2007: He moved from fullback to guard prior to the season and played in all 13 games with 12 starts (did not start against Chattanooga). Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches. He cleared the way for two All-American running backs – Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden, who led the SEC and ranked fourth in the nation in rushing (140.8), and Felix Jones, who ranked fifth in the SEC and No. 43 in the country (89.4). His overall grade for the year was 83.4, including a grade of 96.3 on passing plays. His 54 knockdown blocks were third only to Nate Garner’s 62 and Jonathan Luigs’ 55. In the South Carolina game, he recorded 14 knockdown blocks while earning an 84 percent run block grade, a 100 percent pass block grade and a total grade of 86 percent. He blocked the way for Arkansas’ 650 yards of offense, including 542 yards on the ground, and four rushing TDs, and was named the SEC’s Offensive Lineman of the Week. 2006: Moved to fullback and was one of the Hogs’ most effective blockers out of the backfield and on special teams. He appeared in all 14 games logging time as a blocking back and on the kickoff return and PAT/field goal units. He helped clear the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers (Darren McFadden and Felix Jones) and the 2006 Doak Walker Award winner (McFadden). Perhaps his best play of the season came on a kickoff return when he made the final block to spring Jones for a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Ole Miss. He earned one rushing attempt on the season and gained a yard against Southeast Missouri State. 2005: He played in the last nine games for the Razorbacks as a member of the kickoff return team and a reserve tight end and offensive guard. He played 32 snaps, carding a grade of 81 percent.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 5/147 -- Mitch Petrus, G, 6-3, 310, Arkansas: Petrus, who was declared academically ineligible in 2008, fits the Giants' classic mold as an athletic lineman able to pull and get to the second level. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/21/12 - G Mitch Petrus sat out Thursday with a leg injury that could have his availability on Sunday in question.
12/07/12 - G Mitch Petrus was claimed off waivers on Wednesday from the New England Patriots and was at practice Thursday for the Titans.
12/05/12 - OG Mitch Petrus was waived by the Patriots Tuesday. Petrus, 25, played in two games as a reserve this season, and also saw action in six games for the New York Giants earlier in 2012 before being released Nov. 3.
12/02/12 - G Mitch Petrus missed the game in Miami due to illness, inactive for the second time in three games since signing with the team.
11/15/12 - G Mitch Petrus was scheduled to work out for the Patriots even before the team lost both its starting guards due to injury last Sunday against Buffalo. The 6-4, 320-pounder previously was with the Giants before being released Nov. 3. The 2010 fifth-round draft pick won a Super Bowl ring with New York, beating New England last February.
"It was a good experience and I learned a lot. They are a great organization and there are no hard feelings," Petrus said. "It was a great opportunity to play for them and now I go from one great team to another."
11/14/12 - OL Mitch Petrus was signed by the Patriots, and could see some action this weekend with Dan Connolly and Logan Mankins nursing injuries.
11/04/12 - OL Mitch Petrus, a former fifth-round draft pick in 2010 who was re-signed to the active roster a day after being among the final training camp roster cuts, was waived by the club.
09/03/12 - G Mitch Petrus, who was waived by the Giants on Friday, was re-signed by the club to fill the 53rd roster spot.