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Mallett a choke artist? Breaking down the stats


A defense of Mallett's production against Top-25 competition during his two college seasons, plus a breakdown on how those numbers stack up against Newton, Gabbert, Locker, Dalton and Ponder.

 

"One of the largest questions looming over the upcoming NFL Draft is how far Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, once a seemingly sure-fire top-15 pick, will drop. Some commentators — CBS’ Phil Simms chief among them — believe Mallett warrants a top-10 pick, while others have pushed him to the early second round.

Reasons for this forecasted fall can be divided into off and on-field concerns.

The former gives NFL brass most reason for pause, as personality and character defects can ruin a multi-million dollar investment, pushing a tantalizingly talented, cannon-armed prospect into a legacy landfill strewn with the likes of Dan McGwire, Jeff George, Ryan Leaf and JaMarcus Russell. Mallett pounders have strung together red flags they say wave ominously over his nearly 6-foot-7 frame...." 

Here's a more nuanced look at how Mallett fared against the very best of the Top-25:

http://fantasyfootballmetrics.com/Player_News/Content/NFL-Draft_2011_Mallett_2-22-2011.htm

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