A source has told Scout.com that Alex Mack, Scout.com's top-ranked
center in this year's draft class, has a visit scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers for April 5–6.
The 6-foot-4, 303-pound offensive lineman has already been busy with team
visits and workouts, as
previously reported by Scout.com. A first-round talent, Mack has captured
the attention of NFL teams with his aggressive nature, excellent technique and
overall intelligence both on and off the field.
At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Mack told the media that he
thought his experience as wrestler has been helpful to his football career.
“Wrestling is a tough sport and it’s one-on-one, you versus another guy.
So it teaches you that hard work, whatever you put into it, is going
to come out on the wrestling mat," he explained. "So if you
lose, you can only blame yourself. It taught me how to work hard, how to do
certain things. It taught me how to be mean...I think.”
Well, if it wasn't the wrestling, something certainly did.
Mack has a broad, good-natured smile and an upbeat, outgoing
personality off the field. But on the field, he's as fierce as they come. He's a
first-round talent who can flat-out maul his opponent or use his intelligence
and technique to gain an advantage.
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