Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett bounced back from a rough Saturday afternoon by doing what he does best: Spinning the football.
Mallett received uniformly rave reviews for his throwing performance on Sunday. PFT talked to Tony Pauline of SI.com and TFYDraft.com, who called the performance the best quarterback effort at the Combine of the last ten years.
(The bad news: Joey Harrington was the last effort Pauline recalls that was this good.)
Pauline said Mallett’s accuracy was “pinpoint.” He always led his receivers with perfect timing. No one doubted Mallett’s arm strength or ability to throw well in shorts, but he may have exceeded expectations.
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com agreed with Pauline’s assessment, saying Mallett was the “unquestioned star” of the first group of quarterbacks. (Cam Newton is in the next group.)
As we’ve learned over the years, you only need one team to fall in love with your potential. Mallett’s performance on Sunday should only help.