RB Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts added a pair of running backs during April’s NFL draft, but neither Nyheim Hines nor Jordan Wilkins is expected to immediately push second-year runner Marlon Mack for the starting spot. customized nfl jerseys cheap

Mack, on the other hand, flashed lead-back potential last season.

“Look, everything with Marlon was better than I expected, everything,” general manager Chris Ballard said, per the Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer. “And I know he had some pass-protection issues, but he also did some custom nfl jerseys good things in pass protection for a rookie back. He ran between the tackles better than I ever expected.”

The previous coaching staff could always lean on Frank Gore even though his explosiveness as a runner faded long ago. The 2017 fourth-round pick brought a different dynamic as a slashing runner with big-play potential. Mack tied for second among rookies last season with six carries of 20 or more yards.

“Me in this offense, I feel like I can be that explosive guy,” customized nfl jerseys Mack said of Frank Reich’s new system.

Life will be much easier for Mack, too, since he’ll be running behind a far more talented offensive line that features Quenton Nelson, Braden Smith and Austin Howard.