Mallett picked in third round

By now you probably have heard that Ryan Mallett was not picked until well into the third round by the New England Patriots.

Hog fans will take that as a personal affront, but NFL general managers obviously saw something that spooked them. My guess: It had to do with football, not a few youthful indiscretions Mallett may have had at Michigan or Arkansas. Scouts must have been scared off by Mallett’s lack of mobility or decision-making in late-game situations. I hope it didn’t have anything to do with his grammar and accent, but it might.

Regardless, this may have been the best thing that could have happened to him. Kid could use a little humility. More importantly, he’ll be going to the best-run organization in the NFL, where he will learn under Tom Brady, the best quarterback of our era. That’s a heck of a lot better deal than getting killed in Cincinnati week after week.

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