Alize Mack

Notre Dame
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Prospect Info

College
Notre Dame
Hometown
Class
Las Vegas, NV
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
249 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.41
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
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2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New Orleans
Saints
Round 7 ‧ Pick 17
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40 Yard Dash
4.7u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
22
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
120.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.27
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.34
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.93
Seconds
 
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Mack came to the Irish with great expectations after starring at Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman, which had won six straight state high school titles as well as the mythical national championship in one of the seasons he was there. He started five games as a true freshman at Notre Dame, catching 13 passes for 190 yards (14.6 average) in 13 games played. Mack was academically ineligible in 2016 and did not play. He practiced with the team that fall, and then worked through the summer to become eligible in 2017. He started six games as a junior, grabbing 19 passes for 166 yards (8.7 average) and a touchdown on a team that lacked consistency in the passing game. Mack started 12 games in 2018 for the College Football Playoff participants, receiving 36 passes for 360 yards (10.0 per) and three scores.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
Overview
Tape shows a player who loves to get into routes and become a target, but also who shies away from the physical requirements asked of him in the run game. Mack's draft projection will likely be tied directly to how teams see him as a matchup tight end. While he has some straight-line speed, he isn't that dynamic as a route-runner and might not have much impact beyond first-level routes.
Strengths
  • Very comfortable working from the slot
  • Has athletic ability to become a much better move blocker if he's willing to get his nose dirty
  • Comes off the snap with very good early push into his routes
  • Carries good straight-line speed and should run well at the combine
  • Shows ability to track and make impressive body adjustments to haul it in
  • Good pluck-and-tuck ball skills when throws are wide of his frame
  • Has necessary hand quickness when throws are put on top of him out of breaks
  • Can absorb contact and finish the catch in traffic
Weaknesses
  • Has some hip tightness that limits sharpness of breaks and stride length
  • Upright into breaks and lacks suddenness to open to his quarterback on comebacks
  • Not much shake as an open-field runner after the catch
  • Lacks agility to elude defensive backs looking to chop his legs out from under him
  • Inconsistent avoiding forceful route redirection
  • Disappointing drop rate over final two collegiate seasons
  • Positioning and footwork as a blocker leave much to be desired
  • Fails to look for and find work as second-level blocker

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league