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Newton, Mallet pro day update

I just wanted to provide you with a couple updates from Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet’s pro day.

Mallet ran a pedestrian 5.37 in the 40-yard dash, slower than any other quarterback at the combine.

Scouts are more concerned with how he throws the ball, and Mallet did that well a couple weeks ago at the combine. But it does tell you want kind of athlete he is. For some perspective, top offensive tackle prospect Anthony Castonzo of Boston College ran a 5.23, so that’s a pretty slow 40 time really for any player on an NFL football field.

Auburn’s pro day is still going on right now. They haven’t started the football-specific drill work yet, so I believe Newton has not thrown the ball around. Newton will stand on his times at the combine and will not run the 40-yard dash or other events and will just throw.

If you want to watch live coverage of Auburn’s pro day click here.