Nov 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) waits for the snap against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills NFL Draft Player Profile: Khalil Mack

So far we have looked at the OTs and the WRs that the Buffalo Bills could draft in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.  The last possible position that I believe that Bills could look at in the first round is that of LB.

Khalil Mack is an OLB out of the University of Buffalo.  Mack is 6’3″ and weighs 251 #s.  He is ranked by the CBS analysts as first at his position and is projected in the 8th spot.

The CBS mock draft analysts see Mack going to the Jags at the 3rd spot, the Falcons at the 6th spot or the Bucs at the 7th spot.

Mack ran a 4.65 40.  He was able to record a 40 for his vertical jump, which is the highest we have seen from the players we have looked at, and a 10’7″ broad jump.  He was able to push 23 bench press reps.  His cone drill and shuffle drill were finished with a 7.08 seconds and a 4,18 seconds respectively.

Macks Strengths include that he is strong and physical enough that he will not be held on blocks long.  He has a smooth stride and is able to move laterally well with great closing speed.

Weaknesses for Mack include that he is not the greatest tackler when in space.  He also lacks with is coverage ability and needs to improve on his off the snap explosion.

CBS compares Mack to…

“COMPARES TO: Robert Quinn, Rams – Mack is a little more versatile, but both have an excellent blend of quickness and power to be effective sacking the quarterback or stopping the run.”

I have said it earlier, I don’t think that Mack will fit in with the scheme of Buffalo’s defense.  Buffalo has a good LB crew right now but needs a true middle LB.  I believe that Kiko is an OLB and Buffalo should look to draft a MLB is possible.

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