Former Chiefs prospect Blake Mack reportedly arrested, charged with battery
By Matt Conner
Blake Mack, one of a handful of favorite undrafted free agents for the Chiefs this preseason, was arrested in Little Rock.
Several weeks ago, Blake Mack was a rookie free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs, an NFL longshot from a small school who was turning heads in camp of coaches, analysts and fans alike. On Sunday, Mack was a former NFL hopeful in trouble with the law.
According to Jaime Dunaway of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Mack was arrested by police in Little Rock on Sunday after they witnessed him punch another man in the face. Mack “attempted to flee” but was caught and charged with third degree battery, fleeing and resisting arrest, per the report.
Mack came into Chiefs camp as a nice small-school prospect hoping to make the leap in competition after rounding out quite nicely as a pass catcher for the Arkansas State Red Wolves. At 6’3, 230 pounds, Mack went from playing tight end in college to going back to wide receiver with the Chiefs, but he moved well for such a big target at the position and showed decent hands.
Unfortunately for Mack, and a few other hopefuls in particular, the Chiefs would end up quite loaded at wide receiver this preseason. Even fourth round choice Jehu Chesson, part of the draft class of only one year prior, was released as part of final roster cuts along with Gehrig Dieter and Josh Crockett. The latter two were ultimately brought back to the team’s practice squad.
During his final year in 2017, Mack made first-team All Sun Belt conference honors by putting up 48 catches for 618 yards and 7 touchdowns as a tight end.