Former University of Arkansas offensive guard Mitch Petrus was selected by the New York Giants during the 2010 NFL Draft, which is being held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Petrus was chosen with the 16th pick in the fifth round and was the 147th overall selection in the draft. Petrus was a four-year letterwinner for the Razorbacks who played in 49 games during his career with 25 starts. He began as a walk-on for the Razorbacks and he played fullback, guard, tight end and was on the kick coverage unit during his four seasons with the team. As a senior, he earned All-SEC first-team honors from the league coaches and was a second-team choice by the AP. He also earned second-team honors from the league coaches for his play in the 2007 season. Petrus earned his degree from UA in agricultural economics in December of 2009.