Needs a lot of space and minimal pass rush in pocket to operate
Back foot comes up too much on follow through, which hurts accuracy and balance
Summary: Ryan Mallett is getting overrated at this point because
everyone is in love with his size and arm strength. However, there
isn't much I saw on tape to give Mallett a first-round grade unless he improves
greatly in 2010.
Mallett is a very inconsistent quarterback and an extremely raw talent.
Plus, let's also factor in Bobby Petrino's poor history of sending quarterbacks to the NFL (Dave
Ragone, Stefan LeFors, Chris Redman, Brian Brohm). Something about Petrino's system either
doesn't prepare them for the NFL because the receivers are wide open thanks to great route combinations
and play calling, or he just finds a way to mask the talent level (not a problem with Mallett).
Mallett is starting the season with a third-round grade in my book with a second-round projection because
I think some team will overdraft him due to his immense upside. Maybe Mallett improves next season, but
that would just be me giving him the benefit of the doubt, which I rarely do for prospects.
Player Comparison: Derek Anderson. Anderson has the size and the arm, but like Mallett, he is a
bad athlete with poor accuracy.
@kklunert I agree Wentz is better than Kessler at this point ( not by alot to be honest ) Once teams got tape on him he regressed ALOT ... His arm and game savvy is good but he looked average at best... I watched D. Prescott all thru his sr year in college and thought he was a better QB but he made a bad choice getting a DUI... You are 110% right on them having to hit on their draft picks... Titans hit with J. Conklin when many said they reached big time for him...sometimes you get lucky but I thought he was just as good as Tunsil & Stanley ...