Scouting Report on Ryan Mallettby Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Mallett is a huge quarterback prospect with a cannon arm. Heâ€™s very strong in the pocket and is a load for defensive linemen. His size allows him to shake off would-be sacks and his strong arm and release allow him to put the ball in tight spaces. A pure pocket passer, Mallett feels the rush well and steps up when needed. Heâ€™ll have trouble getting outside in college because he lacks great feet, but heâ€™s willing to hold the ball that extra half-second to complete a pass under pressure. Mallett can make all the throws and excels in the intermediate passing game, showing good touch when needed and firing the ball on occasions that merit. He throws a nice long ball and leads his receivers well. Mallett is at his best in a shotgun offense and needs to continue to work on his feet and drops, but he has excellent ball skills and sells fakes well.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.