Over the weekend, Colts running back Marlon Mack was in California attending the annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
Mack, who was selected in the fourth round by the Colts last month, was the only Colts rookie in attendance at the event, which is aimed at getting rookies in contact with NFL sponsors and marketers, hopefully setting the players up well for their marketability moving forward. The Rookie Premiere also features a photo shoot of the players, for future use on things such as trading cards, and this means that the players don their new NFL uniforms for the first time.
So over the weekend, we got our first look at Marlon Mack in a Colts uniform, sporting number 25.
I'm all geared up in my @Colts uniform for the first time. Everybody peep out my new card. #WhoDoYouCollect https://t.co/VVVfT6Obol pic.twitter.com/Nf03fnhX7P— Marlon Mack (@Marlon_Mack25) May 20, 2017
@Marlon_Mack25 at the @NFLPA #RookiePremiere #FaithFamilyFootball® pic.twitter.com/ExiRmH12jl— Steven Feld (@FeldSteven) May 19, 2017
There was also a photo shoot of all 40 rookies who were in attendance (Mack is in the front row at the far right):
Saturday's are for the boys. #RookiePremiere pic.twitter.com/YoGFVepf87— NFLPA (@NFLPA) May 20, 2017
So there you have it: your first look at Marlon Mack in an Indianapolis Colts uniform. This certainly won’t be the last we see of him, however, as he figures to play a role in the offense right away as a rookie. He rushed for 3,609 yards and 32 touchdowns during his collegiate career at South Florida, averaging 6.2 yards per carry, and he’s a legitimate home run threat who is able to break away for a big gain or a score at any point. As such, he’ll likely see a role as a change-of-pace back right away and could be used on third downs too. There’s a lot to like about getting a back like Mack in the fourth round, and he will be exciting to watch.