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Pittsburgh Steelers work out former Pitt WR Taysir Mack

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are working out former Pitt wide receiver Taysir Mack, according to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.

The 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Brooklyn, New York native Mack spent four seasons as a Panther from 2018-21 and caught 138 passes for 2,059 yards and nine touchdowns. He caught most of those passes from now Steelers starter and first-round draft pick, Kenny Pickett, who also starred at Pitt during the same time.

Prior to joining Pitt, Mack spent two seasons from 2016-17 playing for Indiana. He redshirted his first season before seeing limited playing time in 2017, when he caught 23 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns.

His best statistical season at Pitt came in 2019 when he made 63 receptions for 736 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the team with 557 receiving yards in a run heavy offense in 2018. He did not play as much in the 2020 or 2021 seasons as he spent a lot of time sidelined with injuries.

His touchdown towards the end of the first half in the victory against Clemson at home in 2021 serves as one of the best moments between Pickett and Mack that season. Mack plays best as a deep ball threat and it isn’t surprising to see Pickett target him in those types of passes if he makes the team and earns some playing time.

 

Mack participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after the end of his senior season. At Pitt’s pro day, he ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash.

 

 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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