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Patriots QB Mallett humbled in rookie season

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By Kevin Fishbain

With all the attention the rookie class of quarterbacks is getting, one rookie signalcaller, who might have the strongest arm of the group, continues to quietly go about his business in New England.

You haven't heard much about Ryan Mallett, the Patriots' third-round pick.

"Certainly from a mechanics standpoint, from a physical standpoint, I think he's made a lot of improvements," Bill Belichick said the week before the team's Week 12 game. He added that Mallett also has spent a lot of time in the weight room. On the field, Mallett practices against the Patriots' starting defense. "Mallett has made some impressive throws in practice," Belichick said.

The way we hear it, Mallett has been humbled by the opportunity in his rookie season to take in the system, and that he is happy to sacrifice his first year to learn. Mallett entered the draft with "immense upside," according to PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, but would be "best served waiting in the wings under the thumb of a patient coach," which is exactly how Mallett is spending his first year in the NFL.

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