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Khalil Mack | Linebacker | #52

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Buffalo
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / OAK
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Associated Press named Raiders DE Khalil Mack its 2016 Defensive Player of the Year.
Mack edged out Von Miller, Landon Collins, and Rams DT Aaron Donald. He had another All Pro season with 73 tackles, 11 sacks, and five forced fumbles. Mack led the NFL with 96 total pressures, grading out as PFF’s top ranked edge-rusher. It’s the first time since 2013 that J.J. Watt hasn’t won the award. Entering his age-26 season, Mack is under team control for the next two years but the Raiders want to extend him. Mack could become one of the highest paid players in the league this offseason. Feb 4 - 7:35 PM

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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he wants to extend DE Khalil Mack.

Mack is under team control for the next two years (2018 option). There's no rush to get a deal done, but Oakland has $46.6 million in cap space to lock him up this offseason. A two-time All Pro, Mack is going to push Von Miller for the top pass rusher salary in the league.
Jan 20 - 7:16 PM

Khalil Mack recorded an interception, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, and touchdown in the Raiders' Week 12 win over the Panthers.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mack is the first player since Charles Woodson in 2009 to record one of each in a single game. Mack simply dominated on Sunday and was too much for RT Daryl Williams to handle. Right before halftime, Mack read Cam Newton like an open book and picked off his pass inside the 10-yard line and walked in for an easy touchdown. His sack came on the Panthers' final play of the game, a strip-sack of Newton on 4th-and-10 with the Panthers trailing 35-32. After a slow start to the year, Mack has been arguably the best defensive player in the league for the past couple months.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Khalil Mack's position has been changed from outside linebacker to defensive end on the Rotoworld depth charts.

As explained by Rotoworld IDP/defensive depth charts guru Eric Breeze at the link below, Mack played outside linebacker in the Raiders' 3-4 defense last year. Through two preseason games this year, Mack is playing defensive end in a base 4-3 front, necessitating the depth chart change. Mack moving from linebacker to defensive line significantly enhances his value in IDP leagues.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 02:04:00 PM

Khalil Mack said the Raiders' defense can be as good as the Broncos.

"If you look at that Broncos defense, they’re one of the best defenses in NFL history last year. They did a lot to make the quarterback uncomfortable," Mack said. "We can do those types of things and still put our own little twist on it. We can be that good." The Raiders brought in Bruce Irvin, Sean Smith and Reggie Nelson in free agency before spending a first-rounder on Karl Joseph, a second-rounder on Jihad Ward and a third-rounder on Shilique Calhoun. Oakland still could use some help at inside linebacker, but they have the potential to be among the best defenses in the league.
Mon, May 16, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Raiders OLB Khalil Mack has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14.

Like the choice in the NFC with Rams DT Aaron Donald, this was another slam-dunk winner. Mack abused the Broncos' offensive line for five sacks and a forced fumble in the Raiders' upset road win over the Broncos. Mack is the NFL's sack leader with 14 and by far PFF's No. 1-ranked 3-4 'backer.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Khalil Mack recorded five sacks and forced a fumble in a dominating performance Week 14 against the Broncos.

Mack was a monster all day and basically sealed the win with a sack to force the Broncos into third-and-long on their final drive. He also forced a safety with a strip-sack at the goal line. Mack generated plenty of pressure his rookie year but was not converting sacks. That has changed in his sophomore campaign. He now has nine takedowns in his last three games and leads the league with 14 total on the season. Only 24, Mack's ceiling is as high as any defensive player in the league.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said OLB Khalil Mack is developing as a pass rusher.

"He is developing his skill level as a pass-rusher," Del Rio said. "Last year, he gave great effort and came close a lot. I really feel like he’s learning how to finish some of the nuances of being a pass-rusher and a lot of it has to do with the technique and the ability to finish, go from a pressure to a sack." Mack has two sacks in each of the last two games and nine total this season. He has been a defensive force all year and is on his way to being one of the best defensive players in the league.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Khalil Mack has been practicing "a ton" at defensive end in new coach Jack Del Rio's scheme.

Per beat writer Scott Bair, Mack has worked at end "in the base defense, sub packages, and even during individual drills." Mack primarily aligned at Sam linebacker as a rookie, finishing third in Defensive ROY voting. A Rotoworld depth-chart change could be in order if Mack plays defensive end for a sustained stretch in the preseason and/or early in regular season.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Raiders OLB Khalil Mack finished third in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

Rams DT Aaron Donald deservedly won the award and Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley came in second. That shouldn't overshadow a tremendous season from Mack, who was PFF's No. 1 4-3 OLB among 40 qualifiers on the back of run-game dominance and 40 quarterback hurries. The Raiders finally have a keeper after spending their previous five first-round picks on D.J Hayden, Rolando McClain, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Darren McFadden and JaMarcus Russell.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has compared first-round OLB Khalil Mack to Clay Matthews.

No pressure, kid. "He's one of those guys that knows how to set the edge, and he has length and power and some tools to rush the passer," McKenzie said of his first-rounder. "He's got that first step, he can bend, he's relentless." Although it's rarely a favor to compare a young player to an established star, McKenzie has every reason to be excited. Mack will be a threat for double-digit sacks as a rookie, and should be in the conversation for DROY.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Raiders signed No. 5 overall pick OLB Khalil Mack to a four-year, $18.677 million contract.

As is the case with all first-round picks, the deal is fully guaranteed, and includes a fifth-year team option for 2018. Per NFL Network's Albert Breer, the pact includes offset language, which is often a point of contention in first-round negotiations. Rated the draft's No. 1 overall prospect by both Mike Mayock and Merril Hoge, Mack has the talent to make an immediate impact as a terror off the edge. He boasts 4.65 speed to go along with his 6-foot-3, 251-pound frame, and posted a monster vertical leap (40") and broad jump (10-foot-8) at the Combine. He's the kind of young talent the Raiders desperately need.
Thu, May 15, 2014 03:38:00 PM

The Raiders are expected to use No. 5 pick Khalil Mack and LaMarr Woodley at end in their sub-package defense, with LE Justin Tuck rushing from the interior.

Antonio Smith will be the other interior rusher, next to Tuck, and SLB Sio Moore gives the team another option off the edge. The Raiders deserve kudos for stockpiling legitimate pass rushers, both in free agency and the draft. They're going to have a deficient offense, but suddenly offer enough talent in the front seven to be a competitive team on a week-in and week-out basis.
Sun, May 11, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Raiders selected OLB Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Mack (6-foot-2 3/4, 251) was the 2013 MAC Defensive POY, finishing his career with an NCAA-record 16 forced fumbles, and tying Jason Babin's record for tackles for loss (75). He posted 10.5 sacks and three interceptions as a senior. Deemed the draft's top player by analysts Mike Mayock and Merril Hoge, Mack ran 4.65 at the Combine with jaw-dropping vertical (40") and broad (10-foot-8) jumps. Mack draws Von Miller comparisons for his edge-bending ability, violent playing style, and diverse pass-rush repertoire. A particularly proficient bull rusher, Mack should be an immediate double-digit sack threat, even in the Black Hole. The Raiders suddenly have a lot of pass-rush talent with Mack, Sio Moore, LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, and Antonio Smith up front.
Thu, May 8, 2014 08:43:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons could try to trade up from No. 6 to No. 4 if Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack is still available.

Per RapSheet, this is a more likely scenario than the Falcons trading up to No. 1. Moving to No. 4 would be key for Mack, as SI's Peter King has reported he won't get past the Raiders at No. 5. The Falcons desperately need to upgrade their defensive line.
Thu, May 8, 2014 05:07:00 PM

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RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1Jamize Olawale
2Jalen Richard
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
4Jaydon Mickens
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Cooper Helfet
LT1Donald Penn
2Marshall Newhouse
3Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Oni Omoile
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2Vadal Alexander
K1Sebastian Janikowski