The Patriots Look Towards the Future by Selecting Quarterback Mallett.
Patriots draft QB Ryan Mallett from Arkansas
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have drafted
quarterback Ryan Mallett of Arkansas with the 10th pick of the
The Patriots have no immediate need for Mallett with Tom Brady
still at the top of his game. But Mallett – who transferred from
Michigan, which, of course, is Brady's alma mater – was considered
one of the best pure passers in the draft and some had projected
him as a first-round pick.
At 6-feet-7 and 253 pounds, he won't have much trouble seeing
over pass rushers. But he has little running ability. In his last
two seasons at Arkansas, he threw for 62 touchdowns.
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