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ESPN: Arkansas' Ryan Mallett turning pro

It's not a big surprise, but Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett announced Thursday night that he's declaring for the NFL draft.

He led the Hogs to the Allstate Sugar Bowl this season and is just the fourth player in SEC history to pass for 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.

Here's Mallett's statement in full: “After careful consideration, I have decided to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft. Ever since I was a kid, my dream has always been to play for the Razorbacks and I am thankful I had the opportunity to do so. A year ago, when ...

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