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Ryan Mallett
Round 3, Pick 74
Position: QB
Class:  4Jr
School: Arkansas
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6-6.5
WT: 253
40 Time: 5.37
Biography: "Former Michigan transfer who started the past two years at Arkansas, winning a variety of all-Conference honors after each campaign. Junior totals included 64.7%/3869/32/12 after sophomore totals of 55.8%/3624/30/7."

Positives: "Proto-typical pocket passer with a strong arm and the physical skills necessary to start at the next level. Patient in the pocket, throws with an over-the-top delivery, and has tremendous arm strength. Puts air under deep passes, giving receivers a chance, and can drive the long ball. Easily gets the ball through tight spots and powers passes into receivers when necessary. Has a quick release, gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist, and loses nothing throwing and on the move. Buys time for receivers, checks down when necessary, and spreads the ball around the field. Rhythm quarterback who's tough to stop once he gets on a roll."

Negatives: "Has an inconsistent release point, which leads to inaccurate passes. Throws the ball behind receivers and misses opportunities deep. Has receivers stopping in the route and waiting for the pass, which leads to loss of yardage after the reception. Not an elusive quarterback who can escape the rush or pick up yardage with his legs. Does not always find the safety and throws inopportune interceptions. Does not put touch on throws when necessary. Has had his maturity questioned by numerous scouts. Red flagged on a number of character and personality issues."

Analysis: "From a physical standpoint Mallet projects as a top-10 pick in April's draft . However, his propensity to throw untimely interceptions or miss opportune moments in a game will push him further into the first round. The concerns about Mallett the person could knock him into round two. Mallett needs a lot of work on his game but if he puts it all together he'll be an effective starter at the next level."

Projection: 1st
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2010 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Comp Pass Comp Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
411 266 65.0 3869 12 32
2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
-74 44 -1.7 4
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