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.
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