Better Know A Draft Pick: Khalil Mack

04.16.14 4 years ago 33 Comments

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First name: Khalil

Last name: Mack

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 251 lbs

Position: OLB/DE

College: Buffalo

Are they a fully accredited Division 1 college: Apparently

High school: Fort Pierce Central

Other famous alumni: Former MLB catcher Charles Johnson

Other famous Fort Piercers: Rick Ankiel and Will Leitch, who isn’t really from Fort Pierce but probably spends about half of his time hanging out on the lawn in front of the house where Ankiel grew up.

Year: Senior

Age: 23

Early motivation: The time when a youth football coach called him soft. He was 11 at the time.

Youth football coaches, right? Yup.

40 yard dash: 4.65

Twitter: @46Mack

What his Twitter bio tells us: BLESSED

What his tweets tell us: He’s thinking about getting back on Instagram.

Who he follows: Just your average collection of attractive women, fellow athletes and best selling preachers.

Terrible song that accompanies his YouTube highlight video: Holy Grail

Potential Berman nicknames: Return of the Mack (overheard and stolen from a PA)

Random shit that shows up in his Google Image Search: Rust Cohle

Nicest comparisons: Von Miller

Safest comparison: Brian Orakpo, who may or may not be good. No one really knows for sure.

Look at me being all colorblind comparison: Clay Matthews

Strengths: Explosive athlete, constantly making plays (All-time FBS leader in forced fumbles) despite extra attention from blockers.

Weaknesses: MAC title game performance lacked requisite levels of MACTION

Red flags: Follows Drake and Men’s Humor on Twitter

Which makes him: Like every other young athlete on Twitter

Coveted by: Everyone in the top ten

Where he’ll go: SB Nation’s latest mock draft projects Minnesota to trade up ahead of Oakland to select Mack with the first pick. As much as you should ignore all mock drafts and mock draft trades, that actually seems pretty plausible.

What Nolan Nawrocki is saying: He taught himself to play guitar as a freshman, which makes him the kind of disciplined self-starter every GM dreams about.

Impact: Tackles for losses. Lots of ’em.

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