Ryan Mallett Scouting Report

Ryan Mallett

Height: 6’7
Weight: 238
College: Arkansas
40 Time: 5.05
Class: Junior
Stock: Down
Projected:  3rd Round


2010 – 266/411, 64.7%, 3869 yards, 9.4 YPA, 32 TD’s, 12 INT’s
2009 – 225/403, 55.8%, 3624, 9.0 YPA, 30 TD’s, 7 INT’s
2008 – No Stats
2007 – 61/141, 43.3%, 892 yards, 6.3 YPA, 7 TD’s, 5 INT’s


Mallett enters his junior season with high expectations. People fall in love with measurable. He is huge, and has a rocket arm. When you watch him on tape however, you notice many flaws. His accuracy is average and I was not impressed with his ball placement most of the time. His footwork is spotty and he is easily flustered by blitzes or when he is pressured. He easily gets happy feet and starts to throw off balance and he gets out of rhythm. When he is out of rhythm, as he often is against his tougher opponents, his quality of passes go down. He misses easy targets because he doesn’t set his feet, he stares down his WR’s, and he forces throws. I am not impressed with him as a QB right now. However, he is still inexperienced and needs more time to mature as a passer. For his sake, I hope he doesn’t declare unless he fixes all of those areas. The reason he is ranked so high is because of his upside, and if it’s still the upside and not the skill that has him as a potential 1st round pick after his junior year, he better come back. I’m worried we will see another case of JaMarcus Russell, where scouts fall in love with his upside and his rocket arm.

Scouting Report:


– Outstanding height and bulk
– Plays against top competition
– Great TD to INT ratio as a junior
– Very strong arm
– Has the ability to make every throw
– Throws a nice deep ball
– Shows the ability to make audibles at the LOS
– Good mobility from a man his size
– Does go through usually 2 reads before making a pass
– Confident, but could also come off as cocky
– High upside


– Limited experience
– Accuracy is not that impressive
– Spends a lot of time in the shotgun
– Tends to drop his elbow on his release, which makes it slower and makes him more prone to fumbles
– Doesn’t set his feet at times and overthrows open receivers
– Has a tendency to stare down his WR’s
– Gets thrown out of rhythm by pressure and gets happy feet
– Internal clock takes too long, needs to get the ball out of his hands quicker
– Doesn’t throw well outside of the pocket
– Forces some throws into coverage
– Needs to make smarter decisions with the football
– Doesn’t play well vs. his toughest opponents
– Huge character concerns

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Arm Strength: 5.0
Accuracy: 2.5
Mobility: 2.0
Decision Making: 2.5
Mechanics: 2.5
Pocket Awareness: 2.5
Intangibles: 2.5
Pro Potential: 3.5


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