Originally posted by AB83Rules:
he reminds me of a gun slinger, and to me he will throw way to many INTs in the NFL, want no part of him or Newton.
Locker or Devlin over them if no Luck.
Mallett has gotten away with it his whole life, particularily in college and in the SEC, no less. His TD-to-INT ratio compares to the best of them. He even broke records for having the most attempts (or completions) without an INT, can't remember exactly what it was for, but something to that effect. Plus, what I like the most is that he's poised and has improved each year. He'll probably have the strongest arm in the league from the day he steps on the field. His footwork is an issue, but it's also one of the easier and more common things to fix for rookies.
Newton scares me because I don't trust that our offense/scheme can support his style. Given the right system, he'll flourish. With our current offense, he wouldn't stand a chance.
Locker scares the hell out of me because I'm tired of seeing guys get overrdrafting because of their potential. He's had every opportunity to prove himself in college and he continually didn't produce. Physically, he has the tools. He needs to learn to use them. I think he could develop into a fine pro, but I don't see him being successful early in his career.
Devlin could be good if he's brought along slowly. I'm not too high on him either though. He has the tools, but his numbers are inflated, IMO. He played against inferior competition and was the ultimate checkdown artist in the few games I've seen him play. He has a strong arm, but he's ultra conservative, to the point where he looks afraid to throw it into traffic.