Marlon Mack could be an explosive addition for the Colts

The Colts' fourth-round pick brings more breakaway speed than any of the team's holdover backs have offered.

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Marlon Mack could be an explosive addition for the Colts

  • The Indianapolis Colts drafted running back Marlon Mack out of South Florida in the fourth round of this year’s draft. Mack’s explosiveness could provide a new wrinkle to the Colts offense.
  • Mack had a breakaway percentage — the percentage of yardage earned on plays of 15 yards or more — of 52.3 percent, which was fifth-best in 2016. Only two running backs drafted ahead of him had a higher number.
  • Frank Gore and Robert Turbin each had a breakaway percentage of 11.0 percent or less in 2016. Gore ranked 49th out of 53. Turbin would have slotted just barely ahead of Gore if he had had enough attempts to qualify.
  • The Colts have not drafted a RB who rushed for 1,000 yards in a season since Joseph Addai in 2007, with six RBs drafted since Addai.
  • Only six RBs averaged more yards after contact in 2016 than Mack’s 3.85.
  • Mack has had a run of more than 55 yards every year in his college career. The last Colts RB to do so was Donald Brown in 2011.

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  • Jon

    Gore ran for over 1000 yards last year.

    • Nolan Evans

      Colts didn’t draft Gore.

      • Masterlock2020

        No-one said they did.

        • Nolan Evans

          Article clearly mentioned Colts haven’t drafted 1000 yard back. Bringing up Gore is irrelevant.

          • ghost