I'm not saying Mack isn't a prospect; I am saying that this statement means almost nothing, unless you tell me you seen extensive tape of him besides last weekend's game (and one or two others).
I don't have a problem with the small school LBers. see London Fletcher for one. Maybe he'll be a target in rounds two - three (compensatory). I just don't see the Steelers risking a first on a small school guy. You know how tomlin likes his "level of competition" criteria for a draft pick.
Seem to recall the Steelers drafting one of the greatest LBs to ever play the game from a small school way back when in the 2nd round. The professionals had this to say about him: "too small to be a pro football linebacker". The guy went on to 9 straight Pro Bowls and the Hall of Fame.
1.15) Ryan Shazier - ILB/OLB
2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
3.97) Dri Archer - RB
4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
Mack would not grade out higher than JJ
1) P.J. Williams-CB-Florida St.
2) Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
3) Geneo Grissom-OLB-Oklahoma
4) Jeff Heuerman-TE-OSU
5) Clint Trickett-QB-WVU
6) Justin Coleman-CB-Tenn
7) Spencer Roth-P-Baylor