Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino says quarterback Ryan Mallett (toe) has started “running straight ahead, and he’ll be throwing starting this week,” according to ESPN.

It was previously reported that Mallett’s rehab from toe surgery was on schedule but that he’s “not going to be able to go side-to-side until maybe July or August.”

This doesn’t seem to pose much of an issue, considering Mallet wears a pair of Drew Bledsoe concrete dancing shoes and isn’t one of these quarterbacks who is going to beat you with his feet.

In fact, here at the NFL Draft Bible we believe Mallett has the strongest arm of any quarterback in college football and looms as a darkhorse candidate to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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