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Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:50 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 8:55 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

No huge shock here, but Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has made it official he will enter the 2011 NFL Draft.  The redshirt junior still has a year of eligibility left at Arkansas due to his transfer from Michigan, but the time has come for the talented quarterback to take his talents to the next level.  Mallett made the announcement official through a school press release, showing his deepest thanks to the Arkansas community for their support over the last three years.
"Playing in the NFL is a goal of mine and I am grateful to the people that have prepared me to take the next step. Coach (Bobby) Petrino is a winner, a man of character and the hardest worker I have ever seen. I'd also like to thank Coach (Garrick) McGee for everything he has done for me and in particular helping develop my mental approach to the game. The leadership of Chancellor David Gearhart and Director of Athletics Jeff Long is a model for me and I am extremely appreciative of the tireless work they do for all University of Arkansas students every day. The Razorback fans are the greatest in the country and their support for me and the team throughout my career has been humbling. Arkansas is where my heart is and I'm proud to say that I will always be a Razorback."

Mallett led the SEC in passing touchdowns (32), passing yards (3,869), and finished the season with a 64.7% completion percentage.  He is projected to fall in the top half of the first round, including as high as #8 in a recent CBSSports.com Mock Draft.  With his 6-6, 238 pound frame, Mallett has the physical attributes to step right in and make an immediate impact for an NFL team.  He'll be missed in Fayetteville, but his departure really isn't much of a surprise to Razorback fans.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:14 am
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

I knew Mallett would be a bust back in the day when he used to run around Michigan stadium like a freaking Frankenstein.  He will NOT make it the NFL, no way, no how.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

He reminds me of Dan Mcguire..




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

If Harbaugh chooses Mallett and the 49ers go to the Super Bowl then that would really hurt Michigan, which spurned them both. At 6-6 238 he seems like a slow-footed QB with a big arm....another JaMarcus Russell from the SEC? But I really like his name. Ryan Mallett...that is the name of a winner, Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker....not so much. 



Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

Luck leaving prolly moved everyone up one spot. 

It may not have actually. Carolina drafted Clausen in the 2nd round last year. I think the team was enamored with Luck but may not be in the market for a QB now.

It's a shame Matt Jones didn't have that warrior instinct. He had all of the skills needed to succeed but did not have that fearless mentality needed to play receiver in the NFL. I can't knock him though. I would hate to get blindsided on a crossing route over the middle.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

He is sure happy Luck is not entering draft. His draft spot just went up and so did what he gets paid.


Luck leaving prolly moved everyone up one spot.  Luck who was projected to go #1 is crazy for not taking all that guranteed money, but cant fault him for wanting to finish his education.  The responsible thing to do though had he declared himself eligible for the Draft his finacial future would have been set.  Mallett will certainly help whatever team he goes to, and I cant wait to collect his rookie, and rookie auto cards...will be buying a crap load of them, and add them to my collection of former Hog stars like Felix, McFadden, and Matt Jones.  I wish him the best of luck.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

THat's why he will do so well... The O'Line is NOT going with him...



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

Good luck Ryan, thanks for the memories.  Your cannon of an arm will do great things for a NFL team. 



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:51 am
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

why? is his O-Line going to be drafted by the same team as him?

what a ridiculous comment



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:24 am
 

Ryan Mallett declaring for 2011 NFL Draft

They lost because WR's kept dropping long passes where he made great throws. I rarely have seen so many drops to cost a team so many big plays. Adams lost them that game. He dropped so many big plays. Game would not have come down to last drive if they make easy catches instead of so many drops.


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