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Film study: What does new Bears UDFA Ledarius Mack bring to the table?

Besides being Khalil Mack’s brother, who is new Bears edge rusher Ledarius Mack? Let’s head to the tape.

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Since the conclusion of the 2020 NFL draft, the Bears have added a handful of undrafted free agents.

Among the most notable is Buffalo edge rusher Ledarius Mack, and if that name sounds familiar to Bears fans, it’s because Ledarius is the younger brother of Chicago’s All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack.

Mack concluded the 2019 season with 7 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss in a reserve role, adding three forced fumbles in the process. Despite not being a full-time starter, he was named an All-MAC Second-Team member and tied for the team lead in tackles for a loss. The year before, he had two sacks and 2.5 tackles for a loss in limited playing time.

The younger Mack transferred to Buffalo prior to the 2017 season, during which he took a redshirt year. He spent his previous two seasons at ASA College, where he actually played in 13 games as a guard on the school’s basketball team during the 2015-16 season.

An athletic defender who has a knack for rushing the passer, Mack flew under the radar due to his lack of starting experience, as well as his 5-foot-11 frame. He played off the edge at Buffalo, but he also played as an off-ball linebacker before that, which is where he might be better suited.

Now that he’s on the Bears, though, it will be interesting to see how he fares in his efforts to make the active roster. For more on Mack, check out my recent Twitter thread: