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Mallett

Postby DarthMonk » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:05 pm

Still like him. Seems to be dropping. I like that. Rodgers dropped too.

Ryan Mallett:
Height: 6’7’’ Weight: 238 Arkansas

Accuracy: Mallett shows above-average accuracy to compliment his outstanding mechanics. His short accuracy is spot-on and he can lay the ball into the receiver’s hands on deep routes.

Mallett will occasionally miss a receiver across the middle with his tendency to throw some passes too high. Using his exceptional arm strength, he can place the ball into tight windows that even some NFL quarterbacks can’t hit. He does a great job of putting the ball where only the receiver can catch it. He also excels at throwing accurately while on the run after being forced out of the pocket. Accuracy is a strong aspect of his game, but there is definite room for improvement.

Arm Strength: Possibly his greatest attribute, Mallett’s arm strength is among the best in college football. Whether it’s a deep ball down the sideline or putting the ball on a rope 20 yards down the field, he has the arm to put the ball anywhere it needs to go.

His passes, however, are often overthrown as he loses control of the amount of strength behind his throws. The main concern is that he sometimes relies too much on his arm strength when making risky passes.

Athleticism/Mobility: Mallett is a pure pocket passer. He doesn’t have the speed, athleticism or quickness to be a legitimate scrambling threat in the NFL. He shows good movement in the pocket, but defenders shouldn’t be concerned with him picking up first downs with his feet on a consistent basis.

Overall, he is subpar in both top-end speed and athleticism, but makes up for it with decision making and poise.

Decision Making: Mallett is a very confident passer with great awareness and football knowledge. That confidence can sometimes work against him when he decides to force tough throws when nothing is there.

When he has time to throw, he reads the defense and does a good job of checking down to his second and third options. Even with pressure in his face, he makes quick, smart decisions to throw the ball away.

Despite his lack of speed, he can sometimes try too hard to outrun the defense and put his offense in tough situations by giving up unnecessary sacks. A 10:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio provides support for his strong decision making.

Field Vision: The fact that he’s 6’7’’ allows him to have clear vision of the field and makes his passes much harder to bat down by the defensive line. He does a solid job of reading the defense, reacting after the snap and taking what the defense can give him. He will often check down to backs and tight ends out of the backfield if he sees nothing available down field.

Mechanics: Coming out of the pro-style offense run by Bobby Petrino, Mallett has honed his skills as a prototypical NFL passer. He has a very natural, over-the-top release that, matched with his height, allows him to deliver the ball cleanly and effectively. Mallett stands tall when delivering the ball, and uses a quick, fluid motion to get the ball out of his hands.

When he runs play-action, he does an outstanding job of selling the run and hiding the ball from the defense. He will, however, need to learn to drop back more effectively considering he spent lots of his time at Arkansas in either the shotgun or pistol formations.

Pocket Awareness/Poise: As mentioned earlier, Mallett has excellent pocket presence and awareness which allows him to evade the pass rush and continue to look down field. He doesn’t typically get flustered by the pressure and can step into hits in order to make a good pass. Even in tough situations, he has held his own and been a composed leader for his teammates to rally around.

Final Word: Any team would be glad to have a player of Mallett’s ability and leadership taking snaps for their offense. Passing stats come easily and in large quantities for Mallett, who is as productive as they come at the quarterback spot.

After having an up-and-down season in 2009, he came back in 2010 after considering the NFL and proved that he could be smarter and more consistent with his decisions. He has shown great maturation since joining Arkansas in 2008 as a transfer from Michigan.

Mallett has all of the tools to become a sensational quarterback in the NFL. No matter the situation, he is a proven leader and hard worker, but can sometimes lose focus when things start to fall apart, as evidenced by Arkansas’ 2009 loss to Alabama. Mallett completed just 34 percent of his passes as the Razorbacks lost by a score of 35-7.

Teammates seem to rally around his vocal leadership and feed off his positive energy, but scouts will need to look into why coaches at Michigan had issues with him that eventually led to him transferring.

During spring practices in 2008, he missed the final two weeks due to an injured finger on his throwing hand. Other than that, there are no standout durability issues for Mallett.

Given the right coaching and the proper system, he could potentially put up big numbers in the NFL just as he did under Petrino. In order to succeed, he will need to work on controlling his strength on deep balls and making better decisions with defenders bearing down on him.

If the right circumstances arise, Mallett could come off the board in the late first/early second round of the 2011 draft.

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Postby UK Skins Fan » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:25 pm

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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:58 pm

If we can get him in the second round, I think he'd be a good pick
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Postby UK Skins Fan » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:16 pm

Second round? Not a chance of that, surely?
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Postby MDSKINSFAN » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:49 pm

KazooSkinsFan wrote:If we can get him in the second round, I think he'd be a good pick


Agreed. I think he would be a great 2nd round pick. He has all the physical tools. His problem is decision making.
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Postby langleyparkjoe » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:47 am

MDSKINSFAN wrote:
KazooSkinsFan wrote:If we can get him in the second round, I think he'd be a good pick


Agreed. I think he would be a great 2nd round pick. He has all the physical tools. His problem is decision making.


6'7", 238.. who is a comparible QB out there right now in the NFL? Ben? Ben looks like he's around that right? or does Ben weigh more?
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Postby CanesSkins26 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:55 am

langleyparkjoe wrote:
MDSKINSFAN wrote:
KazooSkinsFan wrote:If we can get him in the second round, I think he'd be a good pick


Agreed. I think he would be a great 2nd round pick. He has all the physical tools. His problem is decision making.


6'7", 238.. who is a comparible QB out there right now in the NFL? Ben? Ben looks like he's around that right? or does Ben weigh more?


Ben is a little shorter and weighs a little more, but it's very close.
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Postby skins2357 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:21 pm

Theres no way on gods green earth that he falls to the 2nd round. If we want him, then he will be taken at 10, plain and simple.

Half the mocks I have seen have Mallett going in the top 10, but I have not seen 1 yes with him going past 20. To think he falls into the 2nd round is just nonsense
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Postby langleyparkjoe » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:47 pm

CanesSkins26 wrote:
langleyparkjoe wrote:
MDSKINSFAN wrote:
KazooSkinsFan wrote:If we can get him in the second round, I think he'd be a good pick


Agreed. I think he would be a great 2nd round pick. He has all the physical tools. His problem is decision making.


6'7", 238.. who is a comparible QB out there right now in the NFL? Ben? Ben looks like he's around that right? or does Ben weigh more?


Ben is a little shorter and weighs a little more, but it's very close.


If he's half as tough as Ben I'd say he'll be a good fit in the NFL
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Postby markshark84 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:23 pm

I am not sure he'll go in the top 10. Gabbert will most likely get drafted there, but Mallet just has too many question marks. I wouldn't take him with our 10th.

While I do see him have some of the qualities that Rothles. has, he doesn't have Roth's best attirbute, which is extending plays -- therefore he may have a couple attributes, but doesn't have the one that makes Roth elite.
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Postby DarthMonk » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:02 pm

I've just looked at the 1st 10 mock drafts on Google. Mallet only goes in the 1st round on one and on that one he is 3rd overall to the Bills. In some he slips to the 3rd round.

My dream scenario is to get Dareus at 10 and Mallet at 42.

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Postby skins2357 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:38 pm

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/Mock-Drafts/ ... draft.html

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/w ... index.html

http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2011/2/5 ... mock-draft

http://www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-A.php

Here are 4 mocks with Mallett going in the 1st (also on the 1st page of a google search suprisingly). In another one Mallett was going in the 2nd, and in the last one Mallett was not anywhere to be found (so I kind of wrote that one off). Now, in some of these Mallett has fallen down to the 20s, but I dont think he will be there in the 2nd round. That is just my opinion with mocks I have read and seen.
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Postby CanesSkins26 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:08 pm

I don't think that Mallett last into the 2nd round. I think he gets taken late in the first round by a team that is willing to let him set for a year or two and develop. He has too many physical tools for some team not to take a shot on him in the first.
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Postby The Hogster » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:17 pm

He tore it up at the ESPN Skills challenge last weekend. Much more accurate than I thought.
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:21 am

The Hogster wrote:He tore it up at the ESPN Skills challenge last weekend. Much more accurate than I thought.

I only saw him play as a Freshman at Michigan, but he was a good player. People may not think of Michigan as QB U, but actually there have been a stream of Michigan quarterbacks in the NFL. Based on his Freshman year I'd have put him right in that mix.
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