Originally Posted by bigbuc
I've only seen this guy play a very little. But what I have seen is he looks like a very good pass rusher. My question is this... Could he play in a 4-3 as a OLB? How does he compare to Barr as a player?
He's a little shorter and stocky but well built. Would love to hear some feed back from someone who's seen a lot of game film on him.
I'm in no doubt he can play in a 4-3. Very good in zone coverage - does still need some work in man, but athletic enough. Love his hips. Outstanding pass rusher - not just a speed rusher, does a nice job converting speed to power.
Not as big as Barr and I think ultimately they will interest teams in different ways. Mack is far more comfortable and experienced in space. Barr able to set the edge a little better as he's bigger. Mack's tape is better - although much of it comes against MAC opposition obviously - but just check out the Ohio State game from week 1.