The 2014 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and with that comes countless mock drafts. Amongst the thousands of mock drafts, though, there are never enough fantasy football profiles on the incoming rookie class. Before the draft arrives I will put together several fantasy rookie profiles, starting off with OLB Khalil Mack.
Mack has quietly become a very polished linebacker and the University at Buffalo product has earned a spot as one of the top-five talents in this year’s draft. He has continued to climb up drafts boards and some even think that he is the safest player in the entire drat class.
Here is a quick breakdown of his combine results:
|40-Yard Dash||4.65 (3rd)|
|Bench Press (225 Pounds)||23 (8th)|
|Vertical Jump (Inches)||40 (2nd)|
|Broad Jump (Inches)||128 (2nd)|
|Three-Cone Drill (Seconds)||7.08 (10th)|
|20-Yard Shuttle||4.18 (18th)|
The linebacker is a three-time All-Mid American Conference first team selection (2011-13), and as a former UB captain, Mack has shown that he can be a leader on the defensive side of the ball. He will have no problem stepping into a staring spot this season.
Mack is a natural athlete. He can play every linebacker spot and can even put his hand down to play the defensive end position. He has a very quick first step and is a violent, ball-jarring tackler. He locates the ball quickly and will instantly become a fantasy playmaker.
Mack will be an 8-10 sack threat wherever he does end up and fantasy IDP fans would be smart to start learning this kid’s name now.