A former Titans and Patriots defensive tackle has been added to the Ravens’ practice squad.
A former Titans and Patriots DT has been added to the Ravens’ practice squad.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive tackle Isaiah Mack to their practice squad, according to yesterday’s official transaction report, adding youth and depth to a defensive line that recently lost veteran Derek Wolfe for the season.
Mack was an undrafted free agent from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who made the Tennessee Titans’ 53-man roster in 2019 and showed some promise as a rookie.
After being waived by the Titans in November 2020, he played in two games for the New England Patriots before signing with the Denver Broncos in the offseason.
He was cut during the final roster cuts of the season and eventually joined the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, which was his final stop before arriving in Baltimore this week.
The Ravens are in desperate need of defensive line reinforcements after receiving bad news about Wolfe from head coach John Harbaugh earlier this week.
The veteran defensive end was expected to return this season after returning to practice in October, but his eligibility to be activated from injured reserve expired on Tuesday.
Mack is now the only full-time defensive lineman on Baltimore’s practice squad, thanks to his recent cross-training as an offensive and defensive lineman.
McKenzie’s standard elevations have been used up by the Ravens this season, so he won’t be eligible for another activation unless he’s added to the active roster.
Isaiah Mack’s Scouting Report
Mack dominated the Southern Conference during his senior season at Chattanooga, earning first-team All-American, first-team All-SoCon, and SoCon Defensive Player of the Year honors, according to Patrick O’Shea of the Daily Citizen-News.
Mack had success getting to the quarterback both at Chattanooga and in the NFL, earning a Pro Football Focus pass rush grade of 67.2 in 2019, with two sacks and six total pressures in 100 snaps.
Titans UDFA DL Isaiah Mack @imack98 out of @GoMocksFB with great hand usage to rip through and shed the block to get to Hoyer for a sack (hashtag)TENvsNE pic.twitter.comLRH0pDO0Q
On the 18th of August, 2019, Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom) tweeted:
Mack’s pass-rush tape shows him consistently clearing blockers with his upper body.
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