KHALIL MACK NEWS

Buffalo Bulls fires head coach Jeff Quinn

MAC football has produced its fair share of great games–which has popularized #MACtion on Twitter–and collegiate stars (Ben Roethlisberger, Jordan Lynch, and Kahlil Mack, to name a few) over the last decade, but the rise in the talent for each of the thirteen teams in the conference means a rise in the stakes for each of the conference’s thirteen head coaches. Buffalo head...
Via isportsweb.com
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Oakland Raiders Have with Khalil Mack

The Raiders selected LB Khalil Mack out of Buffalo University with the 5th overall pick. This pick went over very well with their fans for good reason. Mack brings a badly needed pass rush to the Raiders defense. With Peyton Manning, Alex Smith and Phillip Rivers in the same division, the lack of a solid pass rusher has hurt the Raiders. Mack brings a lot to this team. Some experts...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack Drafted by the Silver and Black

After the Buffalo Bills leapfrogged the Oakland Raiders via trade with the Cleveland Browns and took Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick it became obvious who would be headed to Oakland.  With that fifth pick, the Raiders selected linebacker Khalil Mack. Mack has soared up the draft boards in recent months and he became the consensus next-best defensive player behind Jadeveon...
Via TopSportsReport
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions pick UNC TE Eric Ebron

It was a bit of a surprise, but after the Buffalo Bills traded up to snag Sammy Watkins, and Khalil Mack, Mike Evans, Anthony Barr and Justin Gilbert were all taken, the Lions decided to go with the top tight end in the draft at No. 10 overall, Eric Ebron. It would have been nicer if the Lions could have managed to trade down and still get Ebron or take a defensive back in line with...
Via Detroit4lyfe
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Return of the Mack, Oakland Raiders Get Their Man

After years of draft picks that did not pan out, Oakland Raiders fans held their collective breath when commissioner Roger Goodell walked to the podium with the fifth pick.  When Goodell announced that the Raiders selected outside linebacker Khalil Mack from Buffalo, a new sense of optimism spread throughout the Raider nation. At 6’3’ and 251 lbs, many draft insiders had Khalil...
Via Sportsnaut
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders get their much needed “impact player” in Khalil Mack

The Raiders got their wish in the 2014 Draft when Khalil Mack – the most talented linebacker and one of two elite defensive players in the draft – fell to them at the 5th overall pick. Mack was a consideration to go number one overall to the Texans and many thought that he would be snapped up by St. Louis, Jacksonville or Cleveland. Instead, the Draft fell the Raiders way and...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things you should know about Raiders first round pick Khalil Mack

The Oakland Raiders made their first-round selection on Thursday night, taking Khalil Mack out of Buffalo. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Raiders. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the Outside Linebacker: 1. Mack is a perennial Pro-bowl caliber player with a draft grade of 7.2 points out of a possible 10 2...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars make splash, take QB Blake Bortles with third overall pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars sprung the first surprise of the NFL draft Thursday night by taking UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick. General manager Dave Caldwell had said last week the Jaguars were happy with veteran Chad Henne being their starter going into next season and made it appear as if they were leaning toward addressing another...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft First Round Grades: Oakland Raiders

5th Overall Pick: Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, BuffaloI was almost certain the Jaguars would be taking Mack with the third overall pick, the Raiders must have been thrilled when they saw Bortles' name called instead. This is as low as Mack was going to fall, so this is excellent value for Oakland, who is also filling a major position of need. Mack is a bit raw and won't be a superstar right...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft live blog!

6:55 p.m.: The Houston Texans will be on the clock at 8 p.m., and they’re still not giving any hints about who they will select No. 1 overall. The New England Patriots are in talks about trading quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a third-round pick, according to a league source, and if that deal goes down, Houston’s need for a quarterback will be lessened. The Texans...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons More Like To Trade Up For To No. 4 For Khalil Mack?

  According Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, it makes more sense for the Falcons to trade up to No. 4 overall and take Buffalo LB Khalil Mack, than trade up to No. 1 overall for Jadeveon Clowney. The Browns are reportedly willing to trade out of the No. 4 pick, but this scenario would require Mack to get past the Rams at No. 2 and the Jaguars at No. 3 overall. Reports from the past...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams NFL Draft preview, part six: The seven-round mock draft

The wait is over! The NFL Draft is finally here, and in just a few short hours, we will find out who will be the future of the Rams organization. To celebrate Draftmas, I will now offer my first (and last) mock draft. These are prospects who I am drafting not just on talent and grade, but their effective fit to the Rams’ system. Note that there will not be any trades and there...
Via cover32 - Rams
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Power Outage At Thunder-Clippers Game, Lady With Easel At MLB Game, Cindy Prado

The lights went out right before halftime of the Clippers-Thunder Game 2: Kevin Durant defies gravity: Power move bring an easel to a MLB baseball game, lady: If Buffalo’s Khalil Mack doesn’t walk out to this song tonight then there’s something wrong: The LA Angels gave Derek Jeter a pinstripe Jeter surfboard: Diehard Beauty: Cindy […] The post Daily Diehard: Power Outage...
Via Diehardsport
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Buckeyes make final Scout NFL Top 100

Three Ohio State Buckeyes and three others with Ohio ties are among the players to make the final NFL Draft Top 100 from Scout.com. Leading the way from Ohio State is Ryan Shazier, who checks in No. 17 overall and the No. 3 outside linebacker behind Buffalo's Khalil Mack (No. 2 overall) and Anthony Barr of UCLA (7). The full list of player who played their college or high school...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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," general manager Les Snead...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rumors: Jaguars to take Johnny Manziel at No. 3

As we’ve said before, now that we’re close to the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, rumors are going to start running wild. The latest on Wednesday morning suggests that the Jacksonville Jaguars could surprise everyone on Thursday and select Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the third overall pick. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle claims that “word’s spreading...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Full Scale Sports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Rams
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

For Mack, persistence about to pay off

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....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Monday 5/5

  Here’s a running list of reports from Monday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors: NFL.com’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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a real opportunity to make their team much better with their 3rd overall selection.  With guys like Mack, Watkins, Clowney, Bortles, Manziel all having a chance to be on the board it would be very tough for the Jags to mess this pick up. I think the best case for the Jags would be to get a guy like Mack who SHOULD be on the board at 3, this guys motor...
Via DraftSeason
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions move up to 2nd overall pick in cover32.com mock draft 3.0

The staff at cover32.com have just done our third mock draft for the 2014 season. The first time we did it and I got to play the part of general manager, the Lions stayed put with their spot in the draft and I selected cornerback Justin Gilbert. It filled a need and in my opinion he was the best player available at one of the Lions biggest team weaknesses. The second mock draft we...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders draft prospects: Khalil Mack vs. Anthony Barr

The Oakland Raiders are in a great position in the May 8th NFL draft. Oakland currently owns the 5th pick in the draft. Whether or not one of the top two defensive players in the draft fall to them is an entirely different story. One of the two top players is Khalil Mack, stud linebacker out of Buffalo. Reports are swirling that teams are trying to trade up in front of Oakland to...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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