Arkansas' Mallett to work out for Dolphins, Bengals this week

Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett will work out for the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday and the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, according to a league source.

Some analysts consider Mallett to be the best pure passer in this year's draft and project the 6-foot-6, 238-pound quarterback to sneak into the first round, where the Bengals pick fifth and the Dolphins 15th.

Mallett is coming off strong performances at last month's NFL Scouting Combine and his Arkansas' pro day on March 8. NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks said Mallett displayed good arm strength and accuracy at his pro day, suggesting that his natural athletic ability is unrivaled among this year's crop of quarterbacks.

NFL.com's Steve Wyche has Mallett going 25th overall to the Seattle Seahawks in his latest mock draft, and analyst Pat Kirwan predicts the Buffalo Bills will use the 34th pick on the quarterback.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday that quarterback Chad Henne will face stiff competition for the starting position entering next season, meaning the team will likely look to add a quarterback. Tom Brandstater is the only other quarterback presently on the Dolphins' roster.

The Bengals could be searching for a new starter if incumbent Carson Palmer makes good on his threat to not play in Cincinnati again.

Mallett threw for 3,869 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for the Razorbacks last season.

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