2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

6ft 3in | 251lbs | Senior


+ Shows active, aggressive hands to disengage

+ Plays with an outstanding motor and his aggressive throughout games

+ Converts speed to power on a regular basis

+ Adept at setting the edge and stopping the run

+ Able to win around the edge with speed and with power

+ Has played in coverage with proficiency

+ Even managed to haul in three interceptions this season

+ Scheme versatile - can play as a 3-4 outside linebacker, 4-3 defensive end or 4-3 strongside linebacker


- Doesn't display outstanding speed, has just about enough

- Needs to become a better tackler in the open field

- Suspended for violation of team rules in 2012 - may need to be chased up by teams

- Most of his experience comes from standing up, little experience as a down-lineman

- Level of competition somewhat weaker than other pass rushers in the class

Grade: Top ten pick