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RB Marlon Mack - Indianapolis Colts

5-11, 213Born: 3-7-1996College: South FloridaDrafted: Round 4

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Summary

The Colts lost their veteran running back and vocal leader, Frank Gore to the Miami Dolphins via free agency in the offseason. They elected to not pursue a replacement to Gore in their own free agency moves, thus giving the impression that they would concentrate on this area in the draft. The first round came and went with a much-needed selection of guard Quentin Nelson with the sixth overall pick. The Colts had four picks in the second round and skipped over running back all four times. It wasn't until the third round when they drafted Nyheim Hines, a running back from North Carolina State. At 5'9, 197 pounds, the diminutive Hines gives the Colts a Tarik Cohen type of player who fills a need as a speedy, elusive, third down back role. While Hines could see decent snaps and playing time, he doesn't fit the role as the team's primary ball carrier. Right now, that role still belongs to Marlon Mack until he or someone else proves otherwise. The second year pro from South Florida managed only 3.8 yards per carry last year, but he showed promise as a versatile option in the Colts offense. Mack's 21 receptions in limited snaps may be a precursor to an advanced role in 2018 and beyond. It's unclear how much Mack will be used in 2018, but if free agency and draft decisions are any indication, the Colts and Head Coach Frank Reich, seem content with him getting the first opportunity to carve out a prominent role. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 33, 22, 30, 31, 31, 31, 33, 33, 33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 43, 45, 51
RB Redraft PPR - 36, 19, 30, 31, 32, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 44, 53
Overall Redraft PPR - 82, 50, 59
RB Dynasty - 39, 23, 32, 34, 36, 41, 47, 48, 50, 52

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 IND 14 93 358 3 33 21 225 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 150.0 * * 30.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 15.0 157.0 * * 26.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 14.0 125.0 * * 26.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 103.0 * * 32.0 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 73
RB: 32
Overall-PPR: 76
RB-PPR: 32

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