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Ledarius Mack signed by the Bears

Buffalo v Bowling Green Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Ledarius Mack came to his Brothers Alma Mater as a transfer from ASA College. There was a bit of drama around the transfer but when all was said and done it was a perfect match.

In his first season Mack played in all 14 games as a special teams player and an end rusher on passing downs. Ledarius totaled 16 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on the season.

He’s was still “technically” a depth player this past season, but Lararius was a formidable pass rusher and is a go to player whenever the opposing team got behind the sticks.

19 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery highlighted his role as the person you use to destroy a play in the opponents backfield.

Despite not starting on the season Mack was honored as a second team all conference player.

He will be joining Khalil Mack in Chicago, and having watched both of their college careers together I can say two things with all certainty..

  1. Ledarius got there on his own... He might have had a bit of help getting to Buffalo but no more than Buffalo got help in landing him. Without the intervention of Khalil Mack Buffalo would have missed out on an amazing talent, but Ledarius would have landed somewhere else and we would have regretted it.
  2. Ledarius has the good to make an NFL roster and contribute. He’s not the most complete defensive lineman I’ve seen go though UB, but as a pure pass rusher he’s the equal of anyone I’ve ever watched. That would include Trevor Scott and Steven Means, both of whom played in the NFL.

Congrats to Ledarius....

And Chicago. You’re getting more than Khalil’s little brother.

If you want to follow his journey in Chicago check out Windy City Gridiron.