I know this isn’t directly Vikings related, but this time of year there is very little actual Vikings news available.
However, since the Vikings are almost certain to draft a quarterback in April, we will be doing our best to look at each one that’s available as closely as possible. We will also be looking at prospects of interest at other positions between now and the draft.
So, with all that said, I want to point out some information about Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett’s supposed character concerns that have been rumored but greatly unidentified in previous publications. Those concerns are sure to be a hot topic around here for the next couple of months.
A couple of months ago, the folks at NFL Draft Monster had an anonymous source shed some light on at least some of Mallett’s character concerns. They have a policy, however, that requires them to have two sources before they run with a story which, by the way, is a refreshingly honest way to do business these days.
Well, on January 20th, they had a second source (again, anonymous) offer up some information that corroborated what the previous source had stated.
Both sources are described as “inside the Arkansas program.”
The sources bring up concerns of drug use. One source even claims to have personally witnessed Mallett using marijuana and cocaine.
Mallett used a reporter in Northwest Arkansas to publically deny the claims, but NFL Draft Monster stands by their story.
If the Vikings have reason to believe these allegations are true, Mallett may not even be on their draft board come April.