The 2011 UFL Draft was the third draft of the United Football League. The draft took place on Monday, May 2, 2011. The draft was held over a period of 10 rounds during which each of the five UFL teams was allowed one pick per round, in reverse order of 2010 finish, with the last-place Hartford Colonials picking first and the champion Las Vegas Locomotives picking last in each round. The expansion Virginia Destroyers took the place of the defunct Florida Tuskers, from whom the Destroyers inherited their staff, in the draft order; the Destroyers also received a "bonus selection" at both the end of the fourth round and the end of the draft, respectively. During rounds one and two, each team had five minutes to make their selection of a player. During rounds three through ten, each team had three minutes to make their selection of a player. The round by round results will be announced via the Twitter feeds of each individual coach, as well as through commissioner Michael Huyghue's Twitter feed.
The UFL moved its draft up to May 2, two days after the end of the 2011 NFL Draft, in part to accommodate the UFL's earlier start in August for the 2011 season, and also to take advantage of the lockout in the National Football League. Players who went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft cannot sign with NFL teams because of the lockout. As a result, the UFL will make efforts to draft and sign those players before the lockout is lifted. Pat Devlin, the former Delaware quarterback and one of the higher rated undrafted prospects, was given an offer to be the first overall draft pick, but because the Hartford Colonials also requested he sign a UFL contract as a condition of being picked, Devlin declined. As in previous UFL drafts, players with professional experience were also eligible to be drafted. Overall, 24 undrafted rookies and 28 professional veterans were selected in the draft.
Players selected in the draft remain on each teams’ Reserve/Unsigned list until the player signs the league's standard form contract and is added to the roster.
- The Las Vegas Locomotives traded their fourth-round draft pick to the Hartford Colonials and their tenth-round pick to the Omaha Nighthawks.
- The Sacramento Mountain Lions traded their eighth-round draft pick to the Omaha Nighthawks.
|1||1||Hartford||QB||Jerrod Johnson||Texas A&M|
|3||3||Sacramento||QB||Ryan Colburn||Fresno State|
|5||5||Las Vegas||OT||Joel Bell||Furman|
|3||8||Sacramento||DE||Ugo Chinasa||Oklahoma State|
|4||9||Virginia||DT||Ryan Sims||North Carolina|
|5||10||Las Vegas||DE||Lawrence Wilson||Ohio State|
|1||11||Hartford||C||Cecil Newton||Tennessee State|
|4||14||Virginia||RB||Adrian N. Peterson||Georgia Southern|
|5||15||Las Vegas||WR||Eric Peterman||Northwestern|
|2||17||Omaha||CB||Chris Smith||Northern Illinois|
|3||18||Sacramento||DE||Roberto Davis||NW Missouri State|
|4||19||Virginia||WR||Aundrae Allison||East Carolina|
|1||22||Hartford||RB||Philip Tanner||Middle Tennessee State|
|5||26||Las Vegas||FB||Kennedy Tinsley||North Carolina|
|1||27||Hartford||DE||Ervin Baldwin||Michigan State|
|3||29||Sacramento||WR||Jamel Hamler||Fresno State|
|5||31||Las Vegas||QB||Mike Teel||Rutgers|
|2||33||Omaha||TE||Kyle Nelson||New Mexico State|
|5||36||Las Vegas||LB||Dave Philistin||Maryland|
|1||37||Hartford||DT||Colby Whitlock||Texas Tech|
|3||39||Omaha||DE||Brian Johnston||Gardner Webb|
|5||41||Las Vegas||WR||Cameron Colvin||Oregon|
|1||42||Hartford||DT||Jonathan Lewis||Virginia Tech|
|3||44||Sacramento||CB||Josh Gatlin||North Dakota State|
|5||46||Las Vegas||RB||Mario Fannin||Auburn|
|1||47||Hartford||DE||Keith Grennan||Eastern Washington|
|2||48||Omaha||DT||Akiem Hicks||University of Regina|
|4||50||Virginia||DB||Jahi Word-Daniels||Georgia Tech|
|5||51||Omaha||LB||Mark Herzlich||Boston College|
- Prospects such as Burney and Herzlich must make decision. NFL.com. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- Jerrod Johnson No. 1 pick in UFL draft; LB Mark Herzlich among 52 players taken in UFL Draft. ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "United Football League Announces Plans for June 2 Draft". United Football League. 2010-05-28. http://ufl-football.com/news/united-football-league-announces-plans-june-2-draft. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
- UFL Press. "The 2011 UFL Draft". UFL. http://www.ufl-football.com/news/2011-ufl-draft. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
- 2011 UFL Draft - Official UFL information page