(Image Source: The Real Timer)



BY CASEY RIGGEN

 

You're watching multisource sports news analysis from Newsy

 

YouTube
Reporter: “The questions about the allegations are not going to go away till we have an answer.”
Ryan Mallett: “I understand that, but like I said.”
Reporter: “Well why don’t you answer it now?”
Ryan Mallett: “Because I don’t want to, and we’re not going to talk about it. We’ll talk about it with the team. Thanks guys, appreciate it.”


Once thought to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL draft, former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett’s draft status has plummeted. After continuously dodging questions concerning his rumored drug use, Mallett walked off the podium during his combine interview.

A featured columnist for Bleacher Report says Mallett should have been better prepared.

“He should know that it is a telling sign of a player’s character amid the pressure and lights that the next level presents. It was his time to leave the allegations behind. Instead he fueled them.”

Now to two takes from NFL.com. NFL analyst and former Ravens head coach, Brian Billick, says Ryan Mallett’s past mistakes may not be due to his character.

“Every year we sit here and deal with these character issues, and it comes down to the same thing. Young people do stupid things. Is this a sign of character, or is this just some mistakes that young people are making?”

But another NFL.com analyst says
while Mallett may have some issues off the field, there’s nothing wrong with his on-the-field performance.

“Mallett still must address some character and leadership concerns in team interviews in the coming weeks, but his exceptional workout has thrust him back into the conversation as a potential first-round pick.”

But not everybody’s sold on his performance at the combine. A writer for Fox Sports says fans shouldn’t get too ahead of themselves based on Mallett’s efforts.

“... I would caution those watching at home about passers here. They are not going up against anyone and no one is coming at them. Keep in mind his game tape is very inconsistent, so one throwing session isn’t going to change that, but he sure helped himself.”

Let us know what you think about Ryan Mallet’s draft prospects.  And be sure to get more multisource video sports analysis from Newsy on your iPhone, iPad, Droid, Blackberry and on the web at Newsy.com.

 

'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed

Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy

Transcript by Newsy

Ryan Mallett's Combine Drama

by
0
Transcript
Feb 28, 2011

Ryan Mallett's Combine Drama

(Image Source: The Real Timer)



BY CASEY RIGGEN

 

You're watching multisource sports news analysis from Newsy

 

YouTube
Reporter: “The questions about the allegations are not going to go away till we have an answer.”
Ryan Mallett: “I understand that, but like I said.”
Reporter: “Well why don’t you answer it now?”
Ryan Mallett: “Because I don’t want to, and we’re not going to talk about it. We’ll talk about it with the team. Thanks guys, appreciate it.”


Once thought to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL draft, former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett’s draft status has plummeted. After continuously dodging questions concerning his rumored drug use, Mallett walked off the podium during his combine interview.

A featured columnist for Bleacher Report says Mallett should have been better prepared.

“He should know that it is a telling sign of a player’s character amid the pressure and lights that the next level presents. It was his time to leave the allegations behind. Instead he fueled them.”

Now to two takes from NFL.com. NFL analyst and former Ravens head coach, Brian Billick, says Ryan Mallett’s past mistakes may not be due to his character.

“Every year we sit here and deal with these character issues, and it comes down to the same thing. Young people do stupid things. Is this a sign of character, or is this just some mistakes that young people are making?”

But another NFL.com analyst says
while Mallett may have some issues off the field, there’s nothing wrong with his on-the-field performance.

“Mallett still must address some character and leadership concerns in team interviews in the coming weeks, but his exceptional workout has thrust him back into the conversation as a potential first-round pick.”

But not everybody’s sold on his performance at the combine. A writer for Fox Sports says fans shouldn’t get too ahead of themselves based on Mallett’s efforts.

“... I would caution those watching at home about passers here. They are not going up against anyone and no one is coming at them. Keep in mind his game tape is very inconsistent, so one throwing session isn’t going to change that, but he sure helped himself.”

Let us know what you think about Ryan Mallet’s draft prospects.  And be sure to get more multisource video sports analysis from Newsy on your iPhone, iPad, Droid, Blackberry and on the web at Newsy.com.

 

'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed

Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy

Transcript by Newsy

View More
Comments
Newsy
www3