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.
No way the Raiders draft two white players in the first three rounds. They use only Derek Carr out of 22 starters and began the year with a league-low 4 out of 53 white players on their roster. This is a long-term trend in Oakland, definitely along the lines of an anti-New England philosophy.
NFL combine will change things quite a bit. USED DRAFT-TEK rankings. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible ( they should update their rankings, IE Kaaya is ranked # 2 on the list , Trubisky is ranked out of the top 50 )
Will see teams reach at OT & QB.