Todd McShay talks up the potential of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, but warns buyer beware: "Mallett is not getting the publicity of his bigger-name counterparts but at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds and with a rifle arm he has all the physical tools of a first-round pick. It's entirely possible a team could take a late-first round flyer on him because of his tools and potential, but this scout would stay away from Mallett that early."
Seahawks Draft Blog also discussed Ryan Mallett recently.
Chris Low lists the top 10 SEC underclassmen that could declare: "This is always an emotional time for seniors as they prepare to play in their final home game. But the reality is that this final week of the regular season will also see several top juniors and/or third-year sophomores bidding farewell before leaving early for the NFL draft."
Ted Miller speculates on the future of Jahvid Best, both for the Cal Golden Bears and in the NFL: "It remains decidedly questionable whether California running back Jahvid Best will play again this season. Best is a junior and he likely will strongly consider entering the NFL draft this spring, therefore it's possible that his Cal career is over."
Brian Hamilton reports that Jimmy Clausen's family are moving out of their home, fueling speculation he's about to leave Notre Dame for the NFL: "It's a bit frenzied around the Irish these days... and that silenced quarterback Jimmy Clausen regarding a real estate transaction that could be an early indicator of the expected: that he will bypass his senior season for the NFL. Century 21 real estate agent Kathye Currey told the Tribune on Tuesday that the house Clausen's family owns at 703 E. Angela Blvd. in South Bend has been sold."
J.P Giglio says North Carolina's stand out linebacker Bruce Carter will return for his senior season: "Carter ranks third on the team with 48 tackles and he also has two sacks and an interception return for a touchdown. The Tar Heels defense, which ranks first in the ACC it total yards (261.6 yards per game) and scoring (15.9 points per game) has seven junior starters. Defensive tackle Marvin Austin, linebacker Quan Sturdivant, safety Deunta Williams and Carter are all considered NFL prospects."