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Bucs eyeing another ‘Hometown Hero’?


They Should be.

Tuesday, USF held their Pro Day and of course, the Bucs couldn’t resist being there and they shouldn’t there is a Gem in green and gold. The Gem I am talking about is Bulls all-time career rusher, Marlon Mack. Mack is an outstanding talent and underrated by too many people. He owns 14 USF records in just three seasons.  Mack is from Sarasota, Florida and right across the Bay. In his three seasons with the Bulls, he played in 36 games and ran for 3,609 yards, capping his college career with 32 TDs. And he can catch out of the backfield when needed.

Mack is an outstanding talent and underrated by too many people. He owns 14 USF records in just three seasons.  Mack is from Sarasota, Florida and right across the Bay. In his three seasons with the Bulls, he played in 36 games and ran for 3,609 yards, capping his college career with 32 TDs. And he can catch out of the backfield when needed.

Besides the obvious ties with Tampa and the Buccaneers, he has a pretty good collection of achievements. Not only was he USF’s  all-time Rushing leader he was also AAC All-time, he is USF’s All-Purpose Yard leader with 4,107 yards from scrimmage, USF’s all-time touchdown leader, holds USF’s record for the most career 100 yard games, 2016 Maxwell Player of the year candidate, 2016 Walter Camp player of the year candidate, 2016 Doak Walker Award candidate, three-time  First Team All-AAC, 2014 American Conference Rookie of The Year, 2015 USF single-season rushing record, 1,381 yards, Led American Conference in rushing for 2015 and 2014.

Mack is said to have been visiting with the Buccaneers quite often and has a report with the organization. The fact that Mack lives right around the corner and Raymond James has been his home stadium for three seasons, it could be a good thing for Tampa to sign him. How much more comfortable can you be playing in Raymond James as a rookie?

Mack and the Bucs are something I’d like to see, despite many wanting Hunt, Cook, or McCaffery,  and whether or not he’s considered by fans to be a first round pick is irrelevant. He showcased himself in the combine, and to me and others, his performance there and in college is worthy of a first round.  Where he goes in the draft if Tampa selects him is something we will just have to wait and see. Whoever drafts him and where ever he is drafted surely has selected a first round talent.

 

 

 

 

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