Mallett over Gabbert

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  1. chamgel2

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    First let me clarify something about Mallett...there are many rumors flying around about his character, including cocaine abuse. If these are true, then obviously he is completely off our draft board. His character will be highly questioned throughout the process, so come April we should have a better idea about what to believe.
    As far as looking at them on the field, it's not close in my opinion. Mallett has shown top 15 talent on the field, Gabbert hasn't. Mallett can make all the throws, and make them accurately. Mallett played in a pro-style offense, and goes through progressions better then Gabbert. He still needs work at this, but he has at least shown an ability to go to his 2nd read. He also has much more pocket presence then Gabbert has. In my opinion, the only thing that Gabbert has over Mallett is his mobility.
    I can go one of two ways with Mallett, he is a QB with a lot of fire. Whether that fire is more like Rivers or Leaf is what has to be determined. What I do know, is as a QB, he is a much better prospect then Blaine Gabbert.
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  2. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    Physically I agree with you. Mallet has good mechanics and an amazing arm but if even half the stuff they are saying about him is true then he is not worth the risk.
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    I agree 100%...have even said he is completely off my board at the moment due to the rumors.
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  4. onetontitan

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    Until I see Mallett doing a line of booger sugar and holding two forms of identification on the cover of US Weekly, I will reserve the right to call this rumor BS.

    Also, I'd like to say that I don't like Mallett, I just don't think there's truth to every rumor.
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  5. emong

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    Mallet also played against the best defenses in the country so he is a better choice
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    I am not high on on either two but Gabbert according to most sources and mock drafts will go somewhere in the 1st round while Mallet can slide to 2nd and even 3rd rounds because of character issue and slow mechanics. Gabbert has more scrambling ability and even though he doesnt have the tall frame as Mallet, I would feel more comfortable with Gabbert as the QB of the future over Mallet thats assuming Tennessee even goes that direction ...

    Walterfootball.com one of the best mockdraft and college info sites out there year in and year out as this to say about Ryan Mallet- "Mallett has major red flags. In addition to these "off-field concerns," he's a moron who may score single digits on his Wonderlic (even if they give him five points for spelling his name correctly). His release is painfully slow (think Byron Leftwich). He has no mobility. And he has the same sense of entitlement as Matt Leinart and Jimmy Clausen."

    ones mans opinion certainly ... but something tells me I dont want him wearing blue.
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    With Fisher gone now, if Reinfeldt picks a QB (any QB available) with our #8 pick it will be looked upon as the decision that costed him his job (when he gets fired later).

    Ryan Leaf/Alex Smith part 2 IMO....
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  8. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    How about neither?

    That would work.
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    Skill set alone I'd probably take Mallet over Gabbert.
    Neither is worth taking in the first half of the first round.
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  10. chamgel2

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    Well said, and I agree...my post wasn't an endorsement to take Mallett at #8. It was more proving why Gabbert shouldn't be taken there either. His on the field performance is not worthy of a top 10 pick, not top 15 either for that matter.
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