Ryan Mallett has declared for the 2011 NFL Draft, throwing his name into a hat that already includes such quarterback stars as Cam Newton, Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert.
With Andrew Luck announcing his decision to stay at Stanford for one more season, exactly who is the top NFL quarterback prospect is rather debatable.
Mallett definitely has a very strong arm, but there are concerns about his accuracy and his pocket presence. Gabbert has all the tools, but he didn't really play well down the stretch. Newton has raw talent, but may not be cut out to be an NFL quarterback. And so on.
So in other words, it's wide open. That's why we have gone ahead and ranked the Top 10 quarterbacks in this year's draft class. After this, there will be no arguing.