Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett announced Thursday he will declare as an underclassman for the NFL Draft. Mallett’s decision came two days after the Razorbacks completed their 10-3 season with a 31-26 loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, and within hours of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck’s announcement he was returning to school next season.
Luck had been projected as the No. 1 pick in April’s draft. Mallett had been expected to make the jump since announcing Jan. 8, 2010, that he would return for his junior season, one he vowed would put Arkansas back on the national scene.