Remember how Ryan Mallett dropped to the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft because of "character concerns"? Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald describes the quarterback as a near model citizen who has bettered himself as well as the community, and that's the reason multiple teams have made trade inquiries for him.
According to the Boston Globe, there is a slightly stronger chance Mallett will be dealt rather than staying in New England. The article cites Cleveland as a favorite to land Mallett if the Browns can come up with the 1st or 2nd round pick the Patriots reportedly covet.
As recently departed Razorbacks prepare for the NFL Draft, what happened in 2012 is certainly going to come up with NFL scouts. How much should scouts, and fans, hold what happened on the field in 2012 against those players?