Ryan Mallett Scouting Report

Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas #15

Ht: 6’7

Wt: 238

Strengths:
Impressive height. Elite arm strength. Fundamentals are solid. Does a nice job of reading the entire field. Looks very patient in the pocket and knows when to check down or throw it away. Experienced in a pro-style offense. Adequate quickness; can occassionally buy time with his feet.
Weaknesses:
Decision making crumbles under pressure. He’ll force throws when his team needs a big play. Needs to improve his ability to keep his composure and remain consistent. Accuracy is average, but nothing special. Would benefit from bulking up; height is great, but he’s a little on the skinny side.
Comments:
Transferred from Michigan, where he filled in for an injured Chad Henne as a true freshman. Mallett certainly looks like a big-time quarterback, but his production hasn’t always matched his ability. An encouraging sign, however, is the fact that he improved dramatically from his junior to senior year at Arkansas. It’s tough to penalize a guy for this, but it’s worth noting that Bobby Petrino quarterbacks tend to put up big numbers in college and then flop in the NFL (Chris Redman, Brian Brohm, etc.).
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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