#4/#37 Jordan Mack
WT: 230 lbs
High School: Wesleyan (Lithonia, GA)
Accolades: NFL Combine. 2019 Team Captain. 2019 3rd Team All-ACC. 2016 Honorable Mention All-American Freshman.
Scouting Report: LB Jordan Mack, Virginia
Speed/Athleticism: Jordan Mack’s speed and athleticism pops off the tape at you immediately. The kid can move. Played inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme and is lethal as a sideline-to-sideline player. Might be the fastest linebacker in this class outside of Isaiah Simmons.
Strength/Power: He’s not as strong in his upper body, which means that Mack could potentially fill out his top portion with hard work, but his lower body and core is very strong. His hit power on tackles is tremendous. Likes to throw players around like rag dolls too.
Tackling/Pursuit: Tackling is a strong point to Jordan Mack’s game. He’s a high energy player with a willingness to make big plays. Big hitter. Always looking to make a big play. Excellent in pursuit and takes great angles. Perhaps the best linebacker I’ve seen in this class at taking angles. He creates power with his lower body to make tackles from a flat-footed angle.
Coverage Ability: He’s not the strongest coverage linebacker, but he’s capable in zone coverage. You have to wonder if he has the athleticism to cover tight ends in this league because potentially he could be coached with the technique.
Pass Rush Ability: If he times his blitz well, Mack is a force as a pass rusher. He will struggle to get off of blocks when it involves a lineman set in pass protection. He doesn’t have a plan when attacking linemen.
Football IQ/Instincts: Jordan Mack is a very smart and instinctive player. Shows good awareness and play recognition skills. Plays with a tremendous amount of effort and energy. Very rarely gets caught out of position, and has the athleticism to make up for it when he does get moved out.
Jordan Mack truly reminds me of Luke Kuechly, and I may be slightly hoping to see him in a Panthers jersey. He’s faster, more athletic, but plays with the same physical power and speed. I really enjoyed watching his tape and I’m surprised that not many more are speaking of him now. He’s a day-two guy in my book, and while he will need to be coached up a little bit in terms of technique and such, his raw athletic ability and effort will make him a valuable player to many NFL teams.