The Oakland Raiders First Round draft pick Khalil Mack officially signed with the team last Friday. Mack signed a standard four-year contract with a fifth-year option, according to Albert Breer the contract is fully guaranteed and worth $18,677,002.
Most analysts had the Raiders picking up Sammy Watkins with the fifth pick in the draft, however the Bills moved up five spots to grab him at number four. Luckily for the Raiders Khalil Mack, who some had predicted might have given Clowney a run for his money as the number one pick, was still there at five and the Raiders landed the coveted Linebacker.
As I mentioned in my article a few weeks ago, the linebacker position was something that needed to be addressed during the draft. His 6’3” frame and big 10 ¼” hands along with a 4.65 40-yard dash will be a welcomed addition to the field.
Mack was a 2-star prospect out of high school and received scholarship offers from only two schools – Buffalo and Liberty University. Mack decided to go to Buffalo because of a coaching change that lead him away from Liberty.
After red shirting his freshman year, Mack came out strong in 2010 as he had 68 tackles (14 and a half for loss), four and a half sacks, ten pass breakups and two forced fumbles. This Herculean effort earned third team all-conference honors. In 2011 he decreased his tackle total by only three but had one more sack and added an interception to his career stats. Over his last two years he had 194 tackles (40 for a loss), 18.5 sacks and three interceptions for 125 yards. He also finished tied for first in the NCAA in career tackles for a loss and a new record of 16 forced fumbles.
If you missed his highlight video from earlier, check it out below: