Found May 05, 2014 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Khalil Mack's rise from a teenager ready to give up high school football to coveted NFL Draft prospect really started in 2009, when he redshirted at Buffalo and began to both harness and believe in his abilities as a football player. "I saw myself getting better," Mack said, still remembering the two previous times he'd planned on giving up football altogether. "And I was glad I stuck with it." Two years into high school, Mack had suffered a knee injury, wanted to commit to playing basketball and had to be talked into playing football at all. He didn't start a game at Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Fla., until his senior year, and before any college showed interest in Mack, he thought he'd already made his plans. He was going to accept an academic scholarship from nearby Indian River Community College and major in exercise science. "I thought I knew my future," Mack said. "I was ready to go to work." Few had any idea what...

Texans & Rams Reportedly Hoping To Trade Back

  According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, “the thinking in some league circles” is that the Texans and Rams are both hoping to trade out of their current spots on Thursday. Florio mentions that the Texans are hoping to move back and select Buffalo LB Khalil Mack while the Rams would actually like to trade down for Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews. It’s been quite apparent...

Rams draft: The case for Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack

ST. LOUIS -- The Houston Texans hold the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft and, therefore, also hold the keys to the first few selections. Including the Rams' choice at No. 2. St. Louis has been preparing for several scenarios, but the uncertainty with the only pick before the Rams adds intrigue. "We don't even know what Houston's going to do yet,"...

St. Louis Rams Draft Preview: Part Five: Potential Trades

A lot of factors go into potential trades that can happen on draft day for the Rams. Holding the second overall pick, the Rams may be in for another king’s ransom if some team finds a prospect so intriguing that they trade up and give up a bounty of picks. The main factor of the possibilities of this trade is dependent on this question: What do the Houston Texans do? I will be...

NFL Draft Rumors: Texans, Rams trying to trade down

The Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams possess the first two picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, and both teams are apparently trying to trade down from those spots. Mike Florio claims the Texans want to move back to a spot where they can still select Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, while the Rams would like to move back and take Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews. Teams like the...

Gus Bradley and the Jaguars Have A Lot of Work to Do This Weekend

Jacksonville has a major challenge going into the NFL Draft Thursday night with the 3rd pick. It’s unclear what direction they’ll go with that 3rd pick, it could be Buffalo LB Khalil Mack, Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, or an OT like Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. All the rumors about their anger […]

NFL Draft Notes: Monday 5/5

  Here’s a running list of reports from Monday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:’s Gil Brandt believes that Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack “gets picked ahead” of Jadeveon Clowney. LSU WR Jarvis Landry said he felt most comfortable during his meetings with the Jets, Falcons and Colts. (Rand Getlin) Patriots personnel director Nick Caserio said they...

Detroit Lions' NFL draft: Experts debate Anthony Barr's value, but he could be option at No. 10

In a draft full of divisive players — good luck finding two evaluators who agree on how high Johnny Manziel will go or how good he’s going to be — Anthony Barr has generated as much debate as anyone. Once considered a lock of a top-five pick, an outside linebacker as talented as Buffalo’s Khalil Mack only bigger, Barr’s stock has fluctuated to the point that no one knows...
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