Chris Wesseling of NFL.com picked Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Isaiah Mack as the team’s “most promising rookie.”
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle, Isaiah Mack, has stood out in a big way of late, and that has earned him the title of the team’s “most promising rookie” by NFL.com.
Here’s what NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling had to say about the talented young defender.
"While first-round defensive end Jeffery Simmons is expected to begin the season on the reserve/NFI list following a pre-draft ACL surgery, undrafted DL Isaiah Mack might just take his spot on the roster. A local star at Chattanooga, Mack has backed up a strong camp with a promising preseason effort, including beating Patriots guard James Ferentz to take down backup QB Brian Hoyer last week."
After a strong camp, the UDFA has been solid in two preseason games, and had his best effort in Preseason Week 2 against the New England Patriots.
Mack showed great hands and absolutely shredded Patriots offensive lineman, James Ferentz, en route to notching his first sack of the preseason, with Pats backup quarterback, Brian Hoyer being his victim.
In all, Mack had four tackles (one for loss) and furthered his case for making the Titans’ 53-man roster. There are a slew of players competing for a roster spot along the defensive line and Mack is doing his best to stand out among them.
If Mack wants to take an even bigger leap and be the backup to either Jurrell Casey or DaQuan Jones, he’ll have to beat out Matt Dickerson and/or Austin Johnson to do so.
The promise is certainly there for the Chattanooga product, and we got an up close look at that promise last week. Now Mack has to build on that performance and show consistency by coming out in Preseason Week 3 and doing it again, and this time it’ll be against a better caliber of players.
The Titans need guys who can get to the quarterback and stop the run, and Mack has done both of those things during the preseason.
Simply securing a spot on the roster would be an accomplishment, but Mack has a chance to be the first man off the bench for the Titans.