The Patriots selected Ryan Mallett of Arkansas, who has first-round tools, perhaps the best in the draft outside of Cam Newton, but also the most red flags. Besides a public intoxication charge in 2009 at Arkansas, Mallett was rumored to have used drugs in college. Two personnel executives with teams looking for a quarterback said that in predraft interviews Mallett admitted to only using marijuana."We didn't believe him," one of the executives said. The other hinted as much. There are no concerns about Mallett's love of football. When he's in the building, at practice and on game day, the son of a high school coach is all in. It's the other hours that concerned teams. "Things just aren't right with him," one NFL executive said. "Has the drugs and alcohol stuff. He can be a hothead. Carries himself like the 6-7 Eminem. He's just a different dude. Maybe they can keep him in check. They can take that risk. We can't."
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