26-Year-Old Defensive End – Oakland Raiders
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Mack's arrival changed the DL hierarchy in recent years as he challenged for the top spot. He remarkably eclipsed 70 tackles each of his three seasons, and after a four-sack rookie year he's posted 26...
Khalil Mack Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $18.676 million contract with the Raiders in May of 2014.
Mack (back) had the fifth-year option of his contract exercised by the Raiders on Thursday, Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Watt is the first tier in himself, but Mack is the second tier in himself. After a 76-tackle, four-sack rookie year in 2014, Mack predictably broke out as a pass rusher in 2015, and it should be full speed ahead from here on out. Boasting consecutive years with 70-plus tackles and the potential to push for 20 sacks, Mack just might close in on Watt in the IDP rankings one day. For the time being, it will be interesting to see if Mack's sack production gets even better after the Raiders signed Bruce Irvin in the offseason to further bolster their pass rush.
The Raiders added Mack with the fifth overall pick in 2014 to provide some much-needed pass rush along the edge. He didnít record his first sack until Week 11, and he finished with just four for the season, but those numbers are highly deceiving, as Mack consistently terrorized opposing quarterbacks with hits and hurries. Further, he was one of two defensive rookies to play all 16 games and finished second among all defensive players with 11.5 tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage, according to STATS LLC. With 2015 second-round pick Mario Edwards expected to take some of the attention away from Mack along the strongside, Mack could be in line to emerge as an elite IDP option this season. Because while the tackle numbers may be lacking compared to some linebackers, the sack numbers may spike dramatically.
Just like Clowney's case, prospective owners need to verify that Mack is actually listed as a DL before investing in him as one. Oakland ran a 4-3 in 2013, so Mack is tentatively expected to be listed as an end, in which case he'd have immediate DL1 potential. The fifth overall pick out of Buffalo, Mack has 4.65 speed to go along with a 40-inch vertical and 128-inch broad jump, making him one of the league's elite athletes on the defensive line. The Raiders have LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck around to hog some of the DE snaps, but Woodley and Mack can play OLB at times, and Tuck has been known to shift inside on passing downs, leaving several avenues for all three to play at once. The Raiders would be silly not to get Mack on the field as much as possible, considering he made 74 tackles for loss over the last four years and forced 16 fumbles.