UDFA Rookie WR #2: Austin Mack
Fellow Buckeye Austin Mack joins Binjimen Victor from Columbus to New York to start their NFL careers. Mack will need to stay healthy and produce to have any shot of surviving training camp.
Austin played only three games a sophomore and then had a season-ending ankle injury eight games into his junior season. Those two years of missing full seasons may have stunted his growth and limited his development while still in school.
Mack won’t have time for any injuries, setbacks, or missed time as a fringe NFL player. He is facing a lot of competition at the backend of the receiver’s group for one or two final spots. He will need to show he can put his injury woes behind him and they are a thing of the past.
Mack wasn’t nearly as productive as Victor was in their four years at OSU together. They will be directly competing against each other for what may be the last spot on the depth chart. Mack will need to overcome several obstacles to crack the team’s roster.
It seems he will be on the team just for August barring an overly impressive camp. The numbers simply aren’t in Austin’s favor and he should get prepared to find a new home to get his pro football career hopefully on track.