Top Five 2011 NFL Prospects – Quarterback

Quarterback

1. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas, 6’6 238
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2. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri, 6’5 235
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3. Jake Locker, Washington, 6’3 226
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4. Cam Newton, Auburn, 6’6 250
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5. Christian Ponder, Florida State, 6’3 227
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Best Technique

Christian Ponder, Florida State

Very sound overall and shows quick footwork in his drop and when settling in the pocket. His release is high and compact with a full stride and bends into his throws naturally.

Arm Strength

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

Will immediately possess one of the top three arms in the NFL. He shows exceptional rotation on downfield throws, and his passing ability won’t be affected much by harsh conditions. Mallett has stated that he once threw a football 85 yards at a football camp while in high school.

Accuracy

Pat Devlin, Delaware

-Shows pinpoint accuracy and great ball placement, especially in the short/ intermediate area. Consistently keeps his receivers in stride and knows when to lighten or tighten his throws.

Reading Coverage

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

-Frequently changed plays at the line of scrimmage and shows sideline to sideline field vision. Mallett does a nice job finding the openings in zone and takes quick advantage of single coverage.

Running Ability

Cam Newton, Auburn

-Very good with his legs; Newton runs faster than many tight ends and is a threat to take it 50 yards if you allow him to get past the second level.

Intangibles

Jake Locker, Washington

-Shows a highly competitive nature and is team oriented. Locker inspires confidence and plays the position with a linebacker’s mentality.

Upside

Blaine Gabbert, Missouri

-Gabbert has prototype measureables and physical ability; he’s just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. If he can pick up professional pass concepts naturally, he could be very good.


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