Arkansas' Mallett getting some NFL love

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Former Vanderbilt safety Corey Chavous, who played in the Pro Bowl during his 11-year NFL career, has identified his early leader as the best pro prospect in the SEC at the quarterback position.

And it’s not Tim Tebow or Jevan Snead.

Chavous, who recently launched his DraftNasty.com Web site for year-round coverage of the NFL draft, thinks Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett has the most NFL potential.

“My friend, ESPN's Shaun King said it on TV, and now I'm starting to believe it,” Chavous said. “Mallett, at 6-foot-7 and 248 pounds, is the top NFL prospect in the SEC at quarterback. He made every throw you want to see a premier quarterback make Saturday night. The Arkansas staff has really concentrated on helping him with his footwork.”

Mallett threw five touchdown passes in Arkansas’ 52-41 loss to Georgia and has thrown for 717 yards in his first two games.