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Ryan Mallett is there for Cincy's taking

Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:46 am
Edited on: April 29, 2011 9:29 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
R. Mallett (US Presswire)
Sot the first round has come and gone. From it, we saw four quarterbacks come off the board (Jake Locker at eight?! Christian Ponder at twelve!?) But two high profile quarterbacks still remain: Andy Dalton of TCU and Ryan Mallett of Arkansas.

Many have long figured that the Bills (picking second in the second round) and Bengals (picking third) are in the market for a new signal-caller. Don’t bet it on with Buffalo – the coaching staff is genuinely pleased with Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bengals, on the other hand, are more of a mystery.
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We’ll find out Friday exactly where the Bengals stand on the Carson Palmer saga. Mike Brown is a sucker for top-notch athletes (character concerns be damned) and it’s possible that Mallett was Cincy’s targeted quarterback all along. If that’s the case (and this is merely educated speculation that it is), then the Bengals find themselves with a golden opportunity to cut bait with Palmer and commit to their future.

We’ll find out Friday.

Tom Murphy of Arkansas Online spent draft night with the 70 Mallett family members and friends at Steel Wings duck lodge in Humnoke, AR. As the first round concluded, Mallett said, “Whatever team is going to be smart enough to pick me, we’re going to make something happen. I just want to play ball, that’s what I say.

“I’m not disappointed. I mean I’m disappointed, but I have a chance to play in the NFL, so I’m not too disappointed.”

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Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:55 am

Ryan Mallett is there for Cincy's taking

Mallet to Green sounds good for years to come. My as well complete the overhaul on O and then look to address the Defense in FA and next years draft. I would have liked to see them go D heavy in this draft. Thats what won them games in 2009, but go all in on Mallet and deal Palmer to Seattle or Arizona.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:10 am

Ryan Mallett is there for Cincy's taking

Mallet is the real deal. Pro style offense, huge numbers, 6'7, rocket arm. Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler are assholes too but there damn good Qbs

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