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Patriots shock world, draft Ryan Mallett

Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:37 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NEW YORK -- Ryan Mallett is arguably the biggest loser AND biggest winner on the second day of the NFL Draft, as he fell to the third round, but was selected by the New England Patriots, which, yes, may be the talk of the second day here in New York.

The best part about the selection, though, is that the Patriots used a selection they obtained from the Minnesota Vikings in the infamous Randy Moss trade to pick up Mallett. Minnesota, as you may know, could use a starting quarterback right about now.

But Mallett won't be a starter for New England, who has a fella named Tom Brady occupying that spot. What he will be is a source of intrigue around the league for any number of reasons.

His personal life is littered with red flags, whether they're all accurate or not. Bill Belichick believes he handle guys with those flags, and there's ample proof -- Randy Moss, Corey Dillon, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Spikes -- to back it up.
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Mallett's talent, though, is the unquestioned reason why people will watch this: he's got a cannon arm and a pile of upside. He's not the fastest guy in the world, but the ironic thing about that is his 40-time at the combine brought Tom Brady comparisons because it was so slow.

Is he going to be the next Brady? Um, no, probably not. But he can be a hell of an NFL quarterback if he can get his act cleaned up and Belichick can brainwash him into following the "Patriot Way."

That might seem like a stretch, but no one thought that Brady and Matt Cassel would turn out to be Pro Bowlers when they were drafted either.

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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 5:59 am
 

Patriots shock world, draft Ryan Mallett

Peronally I like the pick. Belichick afforded himself that oppertunity. In reality it is a very worthwile risk. Can I just ask why you dislike the Patriots and why you believe most people do as well?



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Patriots shock world, draft Ryan Mallett

OK I couldn't really care less about this guy but any of you that think he blew off a breakfast meeting with a team that was considering him at the #1 pick in the entire draft because he had the flu, that showed no symptoms the night before are deluded. Whatever the reason he missed the meeting, he called and told them he didn't feel well. The team said fine, call us later when you feel better so we can get together. Instead of doing that, he did not call the team back, he went to the airport and went home. lat i checked when you have a chance like that, you at least tuff it out to go to the damn facility, speak with them, and then leave. it's not like they were asking him to work out for them. He was well enough to travel on an airplane, but not well enough to either drop by the complex or MAKE A PHONE CALL. They pnly found out he wasn't in Charlotte anymore when he was in route.
No.

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