For any NFL team considering both Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett in next month’s NFL draft, there’s going to be a bit of a logistical problem on Tuesday.
Auburn and Arkansas both have their pro days on Tuesday, so scouts and coaches on teams considering both players will have to choose to watch either Newton or Mallett throw, not both.
One college scout told Peter King of SI.com that the way schools schedule pro days, often in conflict with each other, “Really drives me nuts.” It wouldn’t be possible to schedule pro days so that there’s never a conflict, but the scheduling could be better coordinated so that there aren’t some days with 13 different schools having pro days and others with none.
For Mallett, the pro day will be another chance to show off the rocket arm that impressed coaches at the Combine. For Newton, who wasn’t particularly impressive in passing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, the pro day will be even more important.