2016: Willie's Bullies

Top Non-P5 NFL Prospects: No. 6 USF RB Marlon Mack

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USF QB Quinton Flowers hand off to RB Marlon Mack vs Western Kentucky Miami Beach Bowl 2015 HD (4237x2885)
Photo Credit: USF Athletics

Much of the hype heading into each season surrounds stars from the Football Bowl Subdivision’s Power 5 conferences: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Throw Notre Dame into that mix, as well.

But last year, Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) power North Dakota State had the No. 2 overall draft pick in QB Carson Wentz. In fact, four first-rounders were picked from schools outside the Power 5 (plus, Notre Dame) last April while nine others landed in the top 100.

As part of CFB 24/7’s “16 for 16” series, I reviewed the top 16 players from outside the Power 5. Three stars from the FCS are included here, while the rest hail from the other FBS conferences.

6. Marlon Mack, RB, USF

This two-time first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection has great open-field moves and the straight-line speed to take away angles down the sideline. The junior produced back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his first two years with the Bulls, and is a threat in the passing game, as well. Look for USF to ride him for 200-plus carries yet again in 2016. Continue Reading by Clicking Here

by Chad Reuter, NFL Draft Analyst

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  1. Can’t wait to see Mack blow up this year. We started last season slow because Coach T was giving Flowers time to adjust to the offense. This year we should see big numbers put up by the offense.

    1. I agree. This will be a breakout year, even though realistically Mack’s ‘breakout’ season started game one of his college career in 2014. I was fortunate enough to be in the press box with Collin Sherwin for it. Man, it was special. Mack needs just 309 yards to become the all-time rushing leader in USF history. Buckle up, this year is going to be full of expectations and hope for talent to live up to them.

      USF All-Time Career Rushing Leaders (as of 2015) Picture

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