"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: