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Ryan Mallett runs 5.37 forty time at Pro Day

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Quarterback Ryan Mallett ran a 5.37 forty-yard dash time at the Arkansas Razorbacks’ Pro Day on Tuesday.

Mallett was the only quarterback to not run at last week’s Scouting Combine, and we now know why.

He’s lineman-slow.

While forty times and similar measurables have no known correlation to NFL success, Mallett’s Pro Day performance confirms the belief that he’s a below-average athlete. Mallett’s other measurables from Tuesday: 26-inch vertical and 8-foot, 7 1/4-inch broad jump at 6-foot-7 and 247 pounds.

He’s lost six pounds since the Combine.

Among the quarterbacks timed in Indianapolis, Mallett’s forty would’ve ranked 18th of 18. His broad jump would’ve ranked 16th of the 17 signal callers to participate in that measurement, and his vertical would rank 16th of 17 as well.

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71 Responses to “Ryan Mallett runs 5.37 forty time at Pro Day”
  1. drozman says: Mar 8, 2011 1:27 PM

    And Peyton Manning and Brady are speed demons I guess?

  2. ctiggs says: Mar 8, 2011 1:30 PM

    geeshhhhhhh, i think my girlfriend can put up a 5.0

  3. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 8, 2011 1:31 PM

    No big deal. He was probably just hung over/ strung out. Test him again in the afternoon after he’s had a few G2s.

  4. jaggedmark says: Mar 8, 2011 1:32 PM

    His 40 time, vertical jump, and broad jump are all better than Brady’s.

  5. txspartan95 says: Mar 8, 2011 1:32 PM

    I am confident that anybody drafting Mallett would not expect him to outrun a slug, jump over a speed bump or past a small child. They would draft him for the cannon he was blessed with.

    This guy has a Jeff George arm. The question is whether he has a Jeff George head. I have seen or heard nothing that would lead me to believe otherwise. Who knows, if he plays his cards right, he could be Ryan Leaf’s cellmate in a few years..

  6. EJ says: Mar 8, 2011 1:33 PM

    He reminds me of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but without the brain.

  7. jaggedmark says: Mar 8, 2011 1:33 PM

    Wow, never mind. Brady ran a 5.23 at the combine.

    Damn, you’re slow Ryan.

  8. 2011to2020lions says: Mar 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    Think he will peak in the coaches qb book notes like Brady did? Maybe that will lite a fire under his tale end and get him going. If he ends up an all pro I will just be shocked!!!!!!

  9. brutus9448 says: Mar 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    I’m sure tom brady’s werent much better. You don’t need good number in these measurables to be a solid QB in NFL

  10. midniterambler7 says: Mar 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    As far as I know, Marino didn’t have speed or hops… What’s Brady clocked at? I’m not saying, i’m just saying.

  11. hedleykow says: Mar 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    Ryan prefers to stay in the pocket, if he can make it that far.

  12. zoxitic says: Mar 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    He will be picked early 2nd round.

  13. jdsteady says: Mar 8, 2011 1:37 PM

    Thankfully you don’t need to be able to run fast to throw a football.

  14. stull60060 says: Mar 8, 2011 1:40 PM

    Just curious. What were Tom Brady’s combine numbers?

  15. patsfan says: Mar 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    yawn…

    Tom Brady was a 5.23.

    JaMarcus Russell was a 4.83 or so.

  16. bigbigodnarb says: Mar 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    LMAO. He’s slower than many linemen. He can’t be successful in the NFL because he won’t be able to avoid the rush, re-set his feet, and deliver the ball. He will need a clean pocket at all times.

  17. ruckinfidiculous says: Mar 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    That would’ve tied him for dead last in DL 40 times and 29th in OL 40 times – quite impressive!

    That being said – who cares how fast he can run, as long as he can avoid a pass rush and get his passes to his receivers.

  18. waitingguilty says: Mar 8, 2011 1:43 PM

    This guy has the arm and head of Jeff Gorge and the mobility of Scott Mitchell.

    what could possibly go wrong?

  19. mrgroovesd says: Mar 8, 2011 1:44 PM

    I don’t think 40 time will make or break a QB, look at Philip Rivers. He runs slower than a snail but is a good QB. I think if Mallett has a good line for some time in the pocket and some good WR, that time wouldn’t really matter. But who knows…

  20. theallegedone says: Mar 8, 2011 1:45 PM

    So maybe the Vikings should draft him. 5.37 seconds isn’t bad for a Vikings QB. It took Brett Favre 537 GAMES to run 40 yards.

  21. ipeefreelyagain says: Mar 8, 2011 1:46 PM

    And he’ll be drafted late 1st round., rip.

  22. somisseagle says: Mar 8, 2011 1:47 PM

    Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning aren’t fast either.

    I’d say they turned out okay. Couldn’t care less what a QB runs in the 40. It’s about accuracy and ability to read a defense at an NFL level.

  23. coolzog says: Mar 8, 2011 1:48 PM

    Now if only those drills actually mattered…

    I wonder what Tom Brady or Peyton Manning’s 40 time is?

    Probably like 31 and 32 out of NFL starters.

  24. parasonic says: Mar 8, 2011 1:50 PM

    How’d I do coach?

    I don’t know son I don’t have a sundial.

  25. txhc says: Mar 8, 2011 1:50 PM

    If you need a QB this year I feel sorry for you. Andy Dalton will probably turn out to be the best of the bunch.

  26. somisseagle says: Mar 8, 2011 1:53 PM

    And Drew Brees I mean. My bad, my bad.

  27. 11inthebox says: Mar 8, 2011 1:54 PM

    Meanwhile, Dan Marino, knowing his record for all time slowest forty-yard dash is safe, breathes a sigh of relief.

  28. hobartbaker says: Mar 8, 2011 1:55 PM

    It could have been worse.

    Well,……………. maybe not.

  29. hobartbaker says: Mar 8, 2011 1:56 PM

    He’s faster than a speeding Rich Eisen!

  30. commentcentral says: Mar 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    yeah . . . well he’d smoke Rich Eisen in the 40.

  31. thegonz13 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:01 PM

    Slow as molasses at many levels.

    Goodbye, first round!

  32. jeff061 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:02 PM

    I’d be careful with putting anythign on a 40 time. I would venture to bet my house that of the top 10 QB’s in NFL history – only ONE could ever run a 40 in under 5 seconds, and that’s Steve Young – not Elway, Favre, Marino, Starr, Fouts, Manning, Unitas, Brady or
    Montana.

  33. backseatfanuni says: Mar 8, 2011 2:04 PM

    peyton manning ran a 4.8, tom brady ran a 5.23.

  34. billsfan27 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    I’m of the idea that those sorts of tests aren’t going to define him as a good/bad QB.

    That being said, can do a 5.37 with a case of beer under my arm and a cigarette hanging out of my mouth.

    He’s Drew Bledsoe slow.

  35. meso0rnery says: Mar 8, 2011 2:12 PM

    Ryan Mallett runs 5.37 forty time at Pro Day
    ————————————————————
    He also blew a 5.37 after being pulled over, on his way home from his Pro Day.

  36. lucky5927 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:14 PM

    So who was the athletic specimen who placed 17th out of 17th for the Broad Jump and Vertical jump? Someone is making Mallet look like he has mad jumps.

    Also, is the fact Ryan Mallet is below average athletically much of a surprise? He has Olive Oil sized arms, and smoking pot does not inspire someone to work out consistently.

  37. gugurich says: Mar 8, 2011 2:18 PM

    Yeah, his athletic measurables are similar to Brady’s but he didn’t show the same knack for shuffling away from pressure and standing composed in the pocket like Brady showed at Michigan. If Mallett didn’t move in the pocket like a life-like tackling dummy, he would be an amazing prospect but he doesn’t.

  38. gugurich says: Mar 8, 2011 2:20 PM

    It might have been downhill but Manning ran an respectable 4.8 in the 40. He still has an outsized head and laughably short arms.

  39. scytherius says: Mar 8, 2011 2:22 PM

    The key in today’s NFL, with some RARE exceptions, is mobility. It doesn’t mean you have to be particularly fast, just able to avoid the rush. Or, have a Dan Marino quick release … that speed demon.

  40. lucky5927 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:24 PM

    meso0rnery says:
    Mar 8, 2011 2:12 PM
    Ryan Mallett runs 5.37 forty time at Pro Day
    ————————————————————
    He also blew a 5.37 after being pulled over, on his way home from his Pro Day.

    QUOTE OF THE DAY!

  41. We'reFineThere says: Mar 8, 2011 2:25 PM

    A lot of people must not have seen these Peyton Manning Reebok commercials.

  42. ForsettInHerPercy says: Mar 8, 2011 2:26 PM

    Should have done a few rails beforehand

  43. norseman69 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:33 PM

    I am just waiting for the jokers to say something positive about Vince Young… lol

  44. markdamack says: Mar 8, 2011 2:34 PM

    Funny all this talk about his pocket measurables, he was only sacked two more times that Newton and Ponder

  45. bcb1999 says: Mar 8, 2011 2:35 PM

    Eh, so he can’t run. It’s all about evading the pass rush, not out-running the DEs.

  46. zn0rseman says: Mar 8, 2011 2:38 PM

    Sports media people really are dumb.

    Tom Brady runs a 5.23
    Peyton Manning runs a 5.21
    Ryan Mallet runs a 5.37.

    Care to explain how this is a huge deal again?

  47. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Mar 8, 2011 2:43 PM

    Al “Coach” Davis wants to know if Mallett can throw a football 60 yards from his knees like his other “great playaaa” JaMarcus??

    Mallett is the white JaMarcus brother from another mother…….

  48. hrmlss says: Mar 8, 2011 2:45 PM

    At least they found him a fast track to showcase the wheels….

  49. markdamack says: Mar 8, 2011 2:49 PM

    lucky5927 says:
    Mar 8, 2011 2:14 PM
    So who was the athletic specimen who placed 17th out of 17th for the Broad Jump and Vertical jump? Someone is making Mallet look like he has mad jumps.

    Also, is the fact Ryan Mallet is below average athletically much of a surprise? He has Olive Oil sized arms, and smoking pot does not inspire someone to work out consistently.

    ————————————————–

    It’s people like you, who are no different than the liars that are the media. People constantly comment about his supposed drug use. How about this, you show me one…just ONE single viable source that proves Mallett did any kind of illegal substances other than his one drunk in public charge he had in college….show me that, and I will no longer consider you to be just another ignorant poster spewing the non-sense he was fed

  50. annnann says: Mar 8, 2011 2:51 PM

    That is slow, but it doesn’t show his throws, accuracy, timing and other important traits of being a successful QB. Brady ran a 5+, Rivers looks extremely slow, I’ve never seen Manning and Brees run, but I’m sure they are not speedster. Doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal to me.

  51. shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2011 2:55 PM

    I saw turtles do 40s through peanut butter faster than that.

  52. dukeofthedawgpound says: Mar 8, 2011 2:57 PM

    Well, he definiely won’t be the receiver in a wildcat formation. I would be a little more worried about his accuracy and ability to read defenses over his 40 time. Mallet definitely has the arm strength and completed over 60 % of his passes last year. He may be another Derek Anderson waiting to happen but if your team can land this guy in the early second round (Hello Dolphins) you have to like the potential.

  53. dbellina says: Mar 8, 2011 2:58 PM

    The dude is 2 inches taller than Big Ben and weighs 10 pounds more than him. I’m OK with him being a little slow.

  54. polegojim says: Mar 8, 2011 3:02 PM

    Yes – but that’s in a straight line – have you seen him try to scramble?

    You can get away with that stuff in college, not in the NFL. Slow and not too quick in making decisions?

    Mallet is sack-bait if I’ve ever seen it.

  55. shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2011 3:03 PM

    The reason this is would worry me, is that statues don’t usually do too well in the NFL.

  56. brasho says: Mar 8, 2011 3:17 PM

    EJ says:
    Mar 8, 2011 1:33 PM
    He reminds me of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but without the brain.
    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Damn, you’re dumb! Ryan Fitzpatrick is a smaller QB that has quick feet and a lollipop arm to go with his Ivy League education.

    Mallett is a giant and has feet of clay to go with his cannon of an arm to go with reports of drug abuse… How exactly are these two alike?

  57. wizahdry says: Mar 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    I guarantee you once he signs an NFL contract, his 40 time to the mailbox to get his check will improve greatly!

  58. whatsitlikehere says: Mar 8, 2011 3:26 PM

    theallegedone says:
    So maybe the Vikings should draft him. 5.37 seconds isn’t bad for a Vikings QB. It took Brett Favre 537 GAMES to run 40 yards.

    The Vikings current QB runs 4.43 40

  59. thenewwisewoo says: Mar 8, 2011 3:26 PM

    Thank you Jesus!

  60. dukemarc says: Mar 8, 2011 3:41 PM

    Does anyone else think this dude looks really skinny?…….like cokehead skinny……..like takes his first big NFL hit and folds like a lawnchair skinny?

  61. ruggerlad says: Mar 8, 2011 3:45 PM

    commentcentral says:
    Mar 8, 2011 1:58 PM
    yeah . . . well he’d smoke Rich Eisen in the 40.

    ————————————————

    I was thinking that but Rich Eisen runs a 6.2 40.

  62. highfivefootballfan says: Mar 8, 2011 4:00 PM

    >>>Yeah, his athletic measurables are similar to Brady’s but he didn’t show the same knack for shuffling away from pressure and standing composed in the pocket like Brady showed at Michigan. If Mallett didn’t move in the pocket like a life-like tackling dummy, he would be an amazing prospect but he doesn’t.<<<

    Meanwhile, Mallett is a worst-case scenario 2nd round pick and Brady wasn't even looked at until the 6th round.

    I'll say it right now, whoever picks up Mallett is going to be very happy they did.

    And no, I'm not an Arkansas fan. Not even close.

  63. JSpicoli says: Mar 8, 2011 4:16 PM

    I’m bring-ing home a ba-by bum-ble-bee.

  64. thefiesty1 says: Mar 8, 2011 4:28 PM

    Why are you people comparing him with Brady? 5.37 – wow, that’s slow. Sure doesn’t sound like a early round pick. Maybe a sixth rounder like Brady. That’s comparable. Was this the reason Brady was a 6th round pick?

    Brady turned out to be pretty good, but top round for Mallett is not reasonable with that kind of time.

  65. zgunslinger says: Mar 8, 2011 4:51 PM

    I think all you Ryan Mallett haters should print out your post about him, so you can eat your words when he’s leading some lucky NFL team to the playoffs in a few years!!! All he needs is a half decent O-line, because he has the ability to make BIG plays in a small amount of time and space!!! He can read a defense better than a lot of big name QB’s in the league today, and that lessens his need for speed.
    With his knowledge of the game, and that gun…yeah, he will go early in the draft!

  66. zn0rseman says: Mar 8, 2011 4:51 PM

    “The Vikings current QB runs 4.43 40″
    ————————-
    Which is why they drafted him as a wide receiver, which is the only position he’s qualified to play at the NFL level.

  67. stoney18 says: Mar 8, 2011 6:03 PM

    It is the “Intestinal Fortitude” score that counts … and that’s on the field at game time and being able to get your team the “W.”

    See Tom Brady = 5.23 (NFL Combine), 4.99 (Pro Day), and 33 Wonderlic.

  68. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 8, 2011 9:01 PM

    how did he do on the ski jump? that is the deciding factor when i look at my QB.

  69. mataug says: Mar 8, 2011 9:18 PM

    Just one question. How many QBs run 40 yds in a straight line on a regular basis ?

  70. zgunslinger says: Mar 8, 2011 10:06 PM

    And unlike many of this year’s other quarterback prospects, Mallett has experience making three-, five- and seven-step drops in a pro-style offense in college. That’s why NFL Network’s Mike Mayock calls Mallett the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft.

  71. waynefontes says: Mar 9, 2011 4:30 PM

    What’s the big deal? Matt Jones was a quarterback in college at Arkansas, and he turned out OK….

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