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Delaware linebacker David Mackall invited to Ravens' local prospect day

David Mackall poses for a photo during his time at Maryland.
David Mackall poses for a photo during his time at Maryland. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun)

Delaware middle linebacker David Mackall has been invited to Tuesday's Ravens' local prospect day.

The Edmondson graduate recorded 84 tackles (3.5 for losses), one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery last season.

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"I need to earn a spot," Mackall said. "That's all I'm thinking about. I have a tough-minded attitude. I'm great in the locker room. I'm a team player. As a football player, you get a smart guy that can do his job.

"I'm explosive. I'm multidimensional. I can play more than one position. I can put my hand in the dirt. I can stand up as an outside linebacker. Covering isn't my strength, but I'm not bad at it and I'm working on that."

A 6-foot-3, 233-pound Maryland transfer, Mackall is a converted defensive end who played outside linebacker at Delaware in 2013 when he started 10 games.

Mackall had 75 tackles and two sacks as a junior with eight tackles for losses, an interception and a forced fumble.

He is planning on retesting at the Ravens' workout after running the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds at the Blue Hens' pro day workout. Mackall had a 9-3 broad jump and a 27 1/2 inch vertical leap.

"I'm definitely going to run my 40-yard dash again," Mackall said. "I'm going to do much better this time."

Mackall played linebacker and defensive end for the Terps for two seasons under Randy Edsall and former coach Ralph Friedgen. He transferred after being dismissed from the team with four games remaining in 2011.

He played in 20 career games at Maryland (seven starts) and had 48 tackles, six sacks and nine tackles for losses with two forced fumbles.

"When I was at Maryland, I played defensive end and middle linebacker and I was real productive," Mackall said. "I left because me and coach Edsall didn't see eye to eye and we were losing so bad."

At Edmondson, Mackall was a four-star recruit who had 91 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior. He was the ninth-ranked player in Maryland by SuperPrep and was also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, Syracuse, Rutgers and Purdue.

He spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia before joining the Terps.

Mackall said he grew up as a Ravens fan, adding "I bleed purple."

"I just want to get a shot and an opportunity in the NFL," he said. "I don't think any coach would second-guess my toughness and dedication to being the best linebacker. Whatever they need me to contribute, I'm ready to do it."

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