After getting almost universally panned for his NFL Combine presser on Saturday, former Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett appears to have at least somewhat improved his draft standing with his dazzling on-field performance yesterday.
According to Len Pasquarelli of CBSSports.com:
Mallett was arguably the most impressive prospect throwing the ball during the Sunday on-field session for quarterbacks. He exhibited the strong arm most scouts expected of him and was very accurate as well. More accurate, notably, than former Auburn star and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, clearly the most celebrated player among the 330 prospects invited to Indianapolis last week.
Furthermore, according to Pasquarelli:
[M]ost league franchises that subjected the former Arkansas star to a closed door interview came away impressed with him.
Three teams that met with Mallett at the combine said they had no problems with his responses to the drug allegations or with his demeanor.
In the meantime, if he wants to improve his press conference skills, perhaps Ryan should study some footage of these guys.