According to an NFL spokesperson, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett will take questions from the media at the Combine today.
It might seem obvious that Mallett would be made available. Nearly every one of the 330 players invited to the Combine take questions from the media throughout the week and considering the Second Team All-SEC quarterback's production, talent and potential high draft ranking, he certainly is one of the more high-profile players in this year's draft class.
With a few flurries of character questions growing into a full-on blizzard of red flags, including allegations of drug use, there were some in the media room openly questioning whether the NFL might "protect" Mallett and not make him available to reporters.
As it stands, Mallett will get his opportunity to answer questions, perhaps shedding some light on the controversy that could push an obvious first round talent considerably further down the board.
Mallett, projected at one time as high as No. 8 in my first round projection to the Tennessee Titans is no longer in my first round.