Combine: Day 3 observations

Newton's smooth, but Mallett bristles when faced with media grilling

Originally Published: February 26, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The pro auditions continued Saturday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, and for the first time at the combine, everything focused on football instead of labor issues.

Offensive linemen ran and showed great speed and athletic ability. Tight ends looked quick and well-conditioned. In interviews, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton looked smooth. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett wasn't as smooth answering questions about off-field issues.

All in all, Saturday was the ...

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