A number of rookies from the 2014 NFL Draft have been agreeing to terms with their teams, and today another first-rounder has received his rookie deal. According to multiple media reports, the Oakland Raiders and Khalil Mack, who was the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft, have agreed to a five-year deal.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, there is a fifth-year option and some offset language in Mack’s deal.
The deal is fully guaranteed and worth just over $18 million.
Mack was the first pick in a very impressive Raiders draft class, so it was important for the team to get him under contract in time for the upcoming OTAs and minicamps.
With the Raiders looking to emerge from the AFC West cellar, they are hoping Mack will bring a new dynamic to their defensive unit. With his success as a pass rusher and athleticism, there is no reason to believe that he should not be able to quickly take the field and make an impact.