QB Ryan Mallett Thinks He Could “Thrive” With Vikes

Ryan Mallett has been one of the most vocal quarterback prospects in this draft class.  In fact, lately he has even been talking more than Cam Newton who, at times, seems incapable of shutting up.

Mallett has gone into full blown “Clausen Mode” as he attempts to use the media, and anyone else that will listen, to downplay the speculation that his alleged character, leadership, and drug use concerns will cause him to plummet on Draft Day.  Comparisons to Ryan Leaf, after all, can be the kiss of death these days.

Mallett recently visited with the Vikings, who seem interested in just about every quarterback prospect out there, and he is saying that he liked what he saw.

“I was really impressed by the organization, and the talks we had were positive,” Mallett said. “I enjoyed talking football with them and showing them what I know and what I can do as a quarterback. I feel that’s a place where I could thrive.”

Mallett is considered to be the best pure passer in this draft but teams are looking into his personality with a microscope and the way things proceed at the end of April will be the best indicator as to what they found.

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2 Responses to “QB Ryan Mallett Thinks He Could “Thrive” With Vikes”

  1. Daniel says:

    Re: Your first two paragraphs. You’re an idiot. Clausen Mode? Really?

    Can I say you’re in TMZ Mode?

    Grow up and write when you’ve actually got something.

  2. Chris Bach says:

    It’s clear at least one team didn’t think Clausen’s leadership skills were a problem when they drafted him. However, I think it’s telling that Steve Smith called out his development in the media.

    Having seen about three Panthers games last year, my opinion is that while the young offensive weapons and quarterback looked extremely raw, coaching and scheme had at least a role in how they had trouble scoring.