The NFL draft is four weeks away, and Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is going to be a busy man between now and that.
Mallett was at the airport on the way to Cincinnati during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show today, and he said he has several visits planned with NFL teams, including some he could name and some he couldn’t.
“After Cincinnati I go to Seattle, Minnesota, Carolina, I have a day break, then I go from San Francisco to Miami, and there’s another team that I can’t really talk about,” Mallett said.
Several reports have suggested that Mallett will fall out of the first round and still be available to a team like the Bengals in the second. Mallett said he’s not worried about dropping down to the second round.
“I’m just trying to get drafted and go play,” Mallett said. “Obviously I’d like to go in the first, but if that happens it happens.”
Mallett tried to avoid any comparisons to Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, saying, “I don’t know anything about Cam’s football IQ.” But when Patrick asked him whether he thinks he’s the most NFL-ready quarterback in the bunch, Mallett said that’s exactly how he views himself.
“As a quarterback, I would have to say yes,” Mallett said.