Ryan MallettHt/Wt: 6-7/250 lbs
Ryan Mallet's Player ProfileIdeal size, and ideal arm strength is an understatement. Questions are about his lack of mobility and possibly work ethic and leadership. He helped lead Arkansas to turnaround success and put up big stats in the competitive SEC, but at times was not able to make the big play when needed at the end of games. Mallet may have the biggest arm in the NFL from day 1, in terms of pushing the ball down field as well as putting velocity on his ball to get past defenders, his completion % would have been even higher had his receivers been able to handle some of his hot throws. He is plenty accurate when given time to set his feet, however when rushed and unable to step into his throw it can sail, especially across the middle which is dangerous. Not equipped to getting out of the pocket when chased, or at being able to buy time with his feet when he is pressured, or when coverage is tight. With his arm strength he will punish over-anxious DBs and put up quick scores. He will excel in a pass-oriented offense as long as it commits to giving him time to throw. Also, he needs WRs that can catch fastballs, and a big play threat down field to reach his potential.
Profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
Arm Strength: Has One Of The Strongest Arms In This Draft, The Only Problem Is That His Arm Strength Is Diminished By His Long, Slow Release. Of All The Quarterbacks In The Draft, Mallett Throws The Best Deep Ball.
Grade: 19 Out Of 20
Accuracy & Throwing Mechanics: Absolutely Needs To Shorten His Delivery. At Nearly 6’ 7” He Shouldn’T Need Such A Long Delivery To Generate The Torque Necessary To Throw The Ball With Velocity. Overall, His Pass Efficiency Ranked Among The Highest In College Football, And His Deep Ball Accuracy Is By Far The Most Impressive Of Any Of The Qb’S In This Draft.
Grade: 17 Out Of 20
Footwork & Mobility: Mallett Is Not As Immobile As Many Of The Scouts Make Him Out To Be. His 40 Time Is Slower Than Most Linemen So He Is Never Going To Be A Threat To Run, But Does A Solid Job Of Throwing On The Run, Moves Around The Pocket Well, And Does A Great Job Of Getting His Feet Under Him Before Making The Throw. Grade: 14 Out Of 20
Statistical Production: Mallett Has The Most Impressive Pure Passing Numbers Of Anyone In This Draft. This Past Year Ryan Threw For 3869 Yards And 32 Td’S To Only 12 Ints, And 3624 Yards And 30 Td’S In 2009. This Is Significantly Enhanced By The Fact That He Was Playing Against Some Of The Most Elite Defenses In College Football Week In And Week Out.
Grade: 18 Out Of 20
Intangibles: On The Surface, It Appears That Ryan Mallett Says And Does All The Right Things, But I Can’T Help But Wonder What Lies Beneath. Here Is A Quote From Mallett Following His Decision To Leave Arkansas For The Nfl: “After Careful Consideration, I Have Decided To Declare For The 2011 Nfl Draft. Ever Since I Was A Kid, My Dream Has Always Been To Play For The Razorbacks And I Am Thankful I Had The Oppurtunity To Do So.” Did Mallett Think That Everyone Forgot The Fact That He Committed, Enrolled, And Played For The University Of Michigan Even Though He Had Been One Of The Top Recruits Out Of High School? Despite This, There Is No Denying Mallet’S Credibility On The Football Field. Mallett Consistantly Rose To The Occasion Throughout His Career, The Bigger The Game, The Better The Performance. Playing In The Toughest Conference In College Football, Mallett Threw For 1968 Yds And 14 Tds Vs. Ranked Opponents This Past Year. Also Working In His Favor Is The Fact That He Played In Two Pro-Style Systems At Both Arkansas And Michigan. If He Is Drafted By A Team That Can Provide Him Enough Protection, He Can Flourish.
Grade: 17 Out Of 20
Overall Grade: 85 - Tieri’s Quarterback Ranking System explained
Potential Player Comparison: Drew Bledsoe
Profile submitted by: Augie Tieri of realtalkfantasysports.blogspot.com
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