2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
Arkansas junior quarterback Ryan Mallett has opted to skip his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. A transfer from the University of Michigan, he sat out the 2008 season because of NCAA rules but started each of the past two seasons for the Razorbacks.
Mallett tossed 62 touchdown passes over the last two seasons. In 2010, he set career bests in passing yardage (3,869) and passing efficiency (163.65).
Expected draft placement
While there is talk about Mallett being a first-round pick, we feel the only way that will happen is if a team is enamored with his upside and believes he will develop into a star with a little help from the coaching staff. With that being said, he truly is a wildcard in the opening round.
Going in the first certainly isn't out of the question, but we feel Mallett's questionable maturity and lack of mobility will land him in the early second round. He would probably be best served sitting behind a poised veteran quarterback for a few years as he learns the ropes of being an NFL quarterback.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors. Follow @CoryKFFL
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