Name: LB Mack III
School: University of Rhode Island
Position: OLB/EDGE
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 233

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The one main goal that I set for my final collegiate season was simply being able to play and stay healthy. Back in May 2019, I had surgery on my neck resulting in me missing the 2019 season. That took a toll on me both mentally and physically so for me to get back on that field and compete with my teammates was all I can ask for.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I know for a fact that I continued to study the game harder and became more aware with different situational football. One of my best attributes is my ability to understand the game and by taking the 2019 season off due to injury, and then getting an extra year in 2020 due to covid, I took full advantage of familiarizing myself with the new defense that we had put in and just the game of football itself. Not only that but I hit the weight room extra hard, and was able to produce and put up good numbers, earning me second team all CAA.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They would say that I am a leader. By example and through words and action. I am the type of person to make people around me better. I have a powerful voice , and people naturally gravitate towards me. I’m a players player and a coaches player; meaning I relate and understand my teammates and coaching staff and can adjust to make things right for the defense.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

Things I focus on when watching film is offensive linemen tendencies, route combinations, alignments, aggressiveness, and weaknesses or things that I can take advantage of on my opponent.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

What separates me is my want to. I have heart, and a lot of it. All my life I was an underdog, always told that I wasn’t good enough or that there was someone better than me somewhere. I work my ass off and want it more than anyone else out there and I am ready to prove that to all 32 teams any time any day. I easily read offenses, have a good feel for plays that are coming or could come, and execute at a high level.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I will be hitting the weights and the field hard, continuing to do what I’ve been doing and trusting the process and God.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Strengths and abilities that I will being to the team that will stand out on and off the field is one my positivity and love for one another. We live in a world that has way too much hate and negativity and you see people lose their life left and right. On the field that will show through celebrations with my teammates after a big play opposed to cheering towards the crowd being selfish, it will be picking them up with positive constructive criticism opposed to getting on their case about messing up on a play or missing an assignment. Showing my teammates , coaches and support staff that I love them will be something that stands out.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

My final pitch is this: take a chance on me. You are going to get a kid from Spring Valley, NY who is ready and hungry. I never gave up, and never will. I have faced tremendous adversity in my life, let alone these last couple months, but overcame every single thing. I understand that I am not a priority player ( 6’5 , 260 ) but who thought dudes like Aaron Donald or Elvis Dumervil would’ve been who they were. I’m neither of them though, I’m LB Mack III and I promise you won’t be let down. If you want a leader and your defense to have sacks, pressures, hurries, takeaways, I’m the man for it. No question about it. Don’t sleep.