Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack has been one of the most talked about prospects heading in to the NFL Draft season, despite the fact that he does not play for a school in a traditional power conference. However, there is no denying Mack’s ability and the NFL scouts have been taken notice.
Many believe that Mack is one of the most talented pass rushers that will be available in the 2014 NFL Draft and he is beginning to draw some impressive comparisons.
Recently, one AFC college scouting director went as far as to compare Mack to Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller.
“He’s one of the top pass rushers in the draft,” an AFC college scouting director said. “He played his best games against the biggest opponents, and can be an (outside linebacker) in a 3-4 or a Sam (linebacker) in a 4-3. … He’s proven (what kind of player) he is.” The college director compared Mack to Von Miller from a size/speed standpoint, even if he is a tick below what the Broncos star was as a prospect. The senior is a sure-fire first-rounder, and with a strong spring, he could wind up in the top 10.
While Mack may lack the deep library of film against elite competition, all you need to do is turn on his game against Ohio State to see how impressive he can be.
It may still be too early to tell, but Mack has a real shot at being drafted in the top ten and he appears to be a top 15 lock.