"I think I am known for being an aggressive offensive lineman. I think I bring a lot to the table," he said.
Mack played offensive and defensive line in high school and was also a four-year letter-winner in wrestling. His wrestling background gives him something in common with Chargers starter Nick Hardwick, who credits wrestling with developing his balance and leverage.
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Mack is quick to second that notion.
"I think it's helped me be a successful football player," Mack said. "Wrestling really teaches you in relation to where your body is, how to control somebody else. It taught me how to work hard."
Mack is quick for a man his size, having run the 40-yard dash in five seconds, and is a well-rounded lineman. A top scholar-athlete, Mack was on the league academic honor roll four straight years. He also received PAC-10 honors on numerous occasions.
He was an integral part of an offense that piled up 2,241 rushing yards and 2,467 passing yards last season. Mack also helped the Cal QBs put together a combined 120.6 passer rating.
Mack attended the Senior Bowl to showcase his versatility and in-line blocking skills. He was grateful for the opportunity to meet with NFL personnel and prepare for the Combine and his Pro Day.
"I think the Senior Bowl was really helpful. It was a great experience," he said. "It was fun to go out there and talk with some NFL coaches and see all the scouts."
One of Mack's main accomplishments this offseason has been proving that he can play center or guard. He hopes his ability to adapt will make him more marketable.
"I want to show that I am versatile and that I can handle a new position. I want to play football, wherever they take me. If they want me to play fullback, I will play fullback."
The Chargers are in need of a versatile interior offensive lineman after letting Mike Goff and Jeremy Newberry walk away as free agents. However, Mack carries a strong second-round grade and the Chargers don't have a selection in that stanza.
For now, the team is keeping tabs on him in case the Chargers find themselves with a second-round pick on draft day, or in case Mack tumbles to the third round.
Mack has established himself as a force on the offensive line and has the desire to better himself on and off the field. He believes he has a lot to offer through his work ethic and aggressive play.
"I think I am a hardworking guy that is going to work hard and become a good player," he said. "[I want to] be in the NFL but not just to be there, but to really succeed. I want to work hard and be one of the best players around."
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