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Is Ryan Mallett Too Tall to Play QB in the NFL?

Ryan Mallett stands at 6'6" and weighs 238lbs.  Some on this board have tried to say that his height is a major concern in the NFL.  Others have critized his "chicken legs", and said that defenders will target his legs because of his height(which if it is around or below the knee, would be a 15 yard personal foul penalty).

Here is Mallett's bio - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Mallett

So, please feel free to vote and comment on how you feel on this issue.



http://bleacherreport.com/articles/147430-the-quarterback-position-does-size-matter

This article is an interesting read, and may help you to make an educated guess on this question. 

For comparison, here is the height and weight of some other prominent(and not so prominent) NFL QB's:

Philip Rivers - 6' 5" 228

Peyton Manning - 6' 5" 230

Joe Flacco - 6' 6" 238(identical to Mallett)

Tom Brady - 6' 4" 225

Sam Bradford - 6' 4" 228

Jason Campbell - 6' 5"  230

Kerry Collins - 6' 5"  247

Josh Freeman - 6' 6"  248

Carson Palmer - 6' 5"  236

Tony Pike - 6' 6"  222

Big Ben - 6' 5"  241

Matt Schaub - 6' 5"  240

John Skelton - 6' 5"  244

Charlie Whitehurst - 6' 5"  225

Vince Young - 6' 5"  232

 

Here is a side-by-side of Joe Flacco and Ryan Mallett in college(I even pictured Mallett when he was at Michigan as a true freshmen, before he had time to engulf himself in a college weight program).  Now, I've never heard anyone referr to Joe Flacco as having chicken legs, nor have I ever heard that his height is a concern to pro scouts. 

 

Take a look at the pictures, and you be the judge.  Are these 2 QB's NFL liabilities because of their height and lenght of their legs?

 

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