Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, The Draft Study

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Ryan Mallett is one of the more intriguing prospects in this draft. Sports Science, a show that tests the limits and the science of sports and the athletes that play them, tested Mallets arm strength and found out two intriguing things: 1) His release point is 8 feet high and 2) He threw the ball 65.4 mph (click for video). Now that you’re interested, let’s do a study on Mallet. We’re going to go through as absolutely much as we can to figure out how good Mallett is both on and off the field. We know he has an arm, but is it more similar to Brett Favre or Jamarcus Russel?

At the NFL Combine, in 2011, Mallett measured in at 6’7″, 253 lbs.

Let’s first look at the cover of the book:

According to Mallets own website, Mallett:

“Started for Class 4A Texarkana (Texas) High in the playoffs as a ninth-grader. Father was a former coach in Arkansas, and is now an assistant at Texas High. A 2006 Elite 11 selection.”

As you can see, Mallett has the background from both home and high school. His dad was a coach and he started under pressure situations as early as the 9th grade, this sounds like a basis for a winner in the NFL . Let’s move on to the University of Michigan, where Mallett started a few games as a freshman.

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  • Luke

    Very detailed analysis of rumor and fact. I like that you refuted a lot of the arguments, or at least provided links to some of the stuff to make an informed decision. BUT, while a lot of the allegations may be false, if someone is able to draw this much media criticism/attention and does one bad thing while a Jaguar it may cause distractions and that can be a problem whether they are real or Mallet denies them. In that case, because nobody is perfect, I’m not certain it would be smart to pick him up. But I’m with you, he’ll be gone somewhere in the top 15, maybe Miami will nab him(?).

  • jagtagonist

    thank you, luke
    and thats true about the criticism, but if its truly false, it could have the opposite affect and draw the team closer. miami probably would be a good fit, but I’m thinking Henne gets another year. MN would be a great fit, especially when you add in that they’re desperate
    Perhaps cincy with a trade down

  • RadJag

    Well written article, but the new ride video was hysterical

    • jagtagonist

      haha i know man,
      i laughed so hard when i saw that. I woulda felt like i ripped everyone off if i didn’t link that

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