School: South Florida
Shifty. Fast. Quick. Able to swivel in multiple directions. Can tilt and slalom around defenders on the second and third level and can string moves together. Hard to bring down when moving laterally. Fast, slippery feet. Explosive gear. Keeps pad level low. Big play ability. Six of his fifteen touchdowns this year went for 43-plus yards. Next level quickness and speed. Able to catch the ball out of the backfield.
Runs with speed not power. Relies on his ability to bounce outside instead of through the defender. Can get caught going East & West instead North & South. Needs to work on hands in the passing game. Has a very poor fumble rate over this three years and has put the ball on the ground twelve times. Scat back with decent size and blazing getaway speed. Mack has plenty of wiggle to bounce from run lane to run lane and make tacklers miss, but he has a penchant for looking to break runs way outside when the interior becomes too trafficked and he won’t be able to get away with that against NFL speed.
How He Fits
Well. Its kind of dependent on what Ted does with Eddie Lacy. If we can re-sign Lacy for a small incentive based contract, then I think the RB position becomes a mid round situation at best. If Lacy walks, then finding a back to share carries with Ty Montgomery is crucial. Don’t get me wrong, I think Montgomery has a high ceiling for the position. Especially after spending a whole offseason knowing where he fits. Lacy or no Lacy, we need depth and we need a new back to get excited about. The more weapons the better. Mack Attack/Pack Attack
This, like all skill positions, is dependent on the Combine. Mack is the kind of back who could come out and run a 4.3 40 and shoot up the boards.