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09:56 AM ET 04.09 | Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett began his two-day visit today with the Carolina Panthers, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Up next for Mallett: visits to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday followed by the Miami Dolphins on April 14 and the Tennessee Titans on April 17. He previously visited the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals. He has conducted private workouts for the Miami Dolphins and the Panthers.

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April 9, 2011  10:04 AM ET

I think it would be stupid for Carolina to pick him. I think he'll be a good NFL QB, but for Carolina to go for something other than protection for Clausen is foolish. Mallett won't fair any better if not given any weapons or protection.

April 9, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it would be stupid for Carolina to pick him. I think he'll be a good NFL QB, but for Carolina to go for something other than protection for Clausen is foolish. Mallett won't fair any better if not given any weapons or protection.

This.

April 9, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Ok, maybe Carolina can take him - if he slips to round 3.

April 9, 2011  11:34 AM ET

I keep getting this odd feeling that given all of Mallet 's problems and red flags that Mike Brown is still going to be stupid enough to take this guy over either trading for Kolb or taking Ponder who would really fit well in the new offense. But such is the life of a Bengals fan.

April 9, 2011  11:56 AM ET

There was something wrong with this guy and I can't remember what it was.

April 9, 2011  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

There was something wrong with this guy and I can't remember what it was.

He has character issues that we're allowed to talk about, unlike another highly-touted QB prospect.

April 9, 2011  12:24 PM ET

I'll have to Ponder this Issue over my morning BM! bbl

April 9, 2011  12:29 PM ET

Look closely...



See Leaf?

April 9, 2011  12:39 PM ET

Mallett is the best quarterback in this draft for his skill set. Newton is best at every system the Marino type offense Mallett is better at. You want to go deep alot then Mallett is your guy. Any other system I take Newton.

April 9, 2011  12:40 PM ET

Locker is number three then Ponder number four and maybe Gabbet five. That is if He can stay out of bar/pizza fights.

April 9, 2011  12:41 PM ET

and ANYONE WHO COMPARES MALLET TO LEAF IS CRAZY. Remmmber Mallett played in the SEC.

April 9, 2011  12:46 PM ET

Oh good - someone woke up the SEC admiration society...

April 9, 2011  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it would be stupid for Carolina to pick him. I think he'll be a good NFL QB, but for Carolina to go for something other than protection for Clausen is foolish. Mallett won't fair any better if not given any weapons or protection.

Agreed.

Ideally the #1 overall pick should be used on a left tackle. But there's no offensive lineman worthy of top five consideration.

I really think they should simply take the best player available. Which, in this draft, is definitely not a quarterback.

April 9, 2011  01:13 PM ET

Now, now, now...Otis. I am an SEC fan, but realistic and I can spell and string together a coherent sentence. I watched Mallett play and he has issues...footwork, mobility and decision making. Remember Arkansas was one play away from beating Ohio State...interception...bad decision.
I remember the draft of 83 and the rumors of drug use surrounding Dan marino...all untrue. All of these qb's have some issues and basically it's a crap shoot, just my opinion.
I am an SEC fan, but above all else I am a football fan.

April 9, 2011  01:58 PM ET

Carolina needs weapons and protection for the QB. They've been a 1 stud-receiver team since Moose left for the Bears. If I were them I'd trade the pick for a 1st and 2nd, and grab AJ Green and a Gabe Carimi/Nate Solder. Clausen sucks because everyone else sucks.

April 9, 2011  02:05 PM ET

I think TN would be a very good fit for this guy. A good but not great O-line, very good young WR, outstanding RB. As long as he comes out with a clear head and not the "Leaf" attitude, then he would be a ProBowl QB in no time.

April 9, 2011  02:09 PM ET

bottom line is someone is going to take him in the first round.

April 9, 2011  02:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

bottom line is someone is going to take him in the first round.

Agreed, its like the Russell and Boller. Once that rare bazooka arm is displayed, someone will take a chance and hope for the best.

April 9, 2011  02:40 PM ET

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April 9, 2011  02:44 PM ET
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