I really enjoy the NFL draft, especially since they changed the format so the first round is on a primetime week night. This year the draft is also loaded with big College Football stars like Cam, Marcell Dareus, Von Miller, Blaine Gabbert, Robert Quinn, Julio Jones, Nick Fairley, A.J. Green and so on. To ratchet it up a notch My Guy is offering betting props for the NFL Draft. Last weekend I scanned the available props and one popped right off the page…
Will Ryan Mallett – the 6’8″ Quaterback from Arkansas with a cannon arm – be picked in the first round. YES or NO. I had just watched a segment with Mel Kiper Jr. on ESPN that morning, in which he said Mallett’s stock is dropping worse than Blockbuster Video’s. Kiper is projecting Mallett to be a 2nd or even a 3rd or 4th round pick. Mallett has undeniable skills and transferable NFL talent, but the Moose in the room is that he has alleged drug ‘use.’ At the 2011 NFL combine Mallett was grilled by the media and deflected all questions about his character and drug use. He then recently worked out for several teams and made the interview rounds. Since those meetings it’s been reported that he took the risky moral high ground and admitted to NFL GMs that he enjoys doing blow of strippers tits ( I made the stripper part up). He even allegedly got drunk the night before a meeting with the Carolina Panthers and had to cancel because he was “sick.” He has completely turned off several NFL teams. For Mallett to drop this deep his past of recreational drug use must make Lawrence Taylor’s coke habit look like he was snorting pixy sticks. I caught some flack from a reader Always Sloppy because the Patriots worked him out and I’ve been reminded that Mel Kiper Jr. hasn’t got a mock draft right since McShay came on the scene. Ok fine.
Peter King does not have Mallett going in round one. Todd McShay addressed the buzz around the Dolphins making him the next Marino with the 15th pick and buried Mallet a few weeks back by saying he has “Ryan Leaf written all over him” ouch! Also Jerry Thorton of Barstool Sports tweeted back to me that he has 7 mock drafts and none with Mallett going in round one. Anonymous NFL people have said some other things about Mallett like he is “White ghetto”, one scout said “I got stuff on Mallett that no one even knows about and I wouldn’t touch him” and he’s been compared to Big Ben. I’ve got my bet locked in for a nice pay day and pending any 25th hour news I’ll be buying a Ryan Mallett Oakland Raiders jersey when they select him with the 81st pick. Snoop a Loop!