Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14.

On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive end.

To recap: versatility coupled with ridiculous athleticism makes life difficult for opponents.

"I do whatever I can to help the team win. I'm a team guy," Mack, who finished with 15.5 sacks on the season, told the AP. "Whether it's dropping in coverage or rushing the passer. I can do either. I think they (voters) saw that."

Meanwhile:

  1. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson were unanimous All-Pro selections;
     
  2. The Carolina Panthers had six players make the list: quarterback Cam Newton , fullback Mike Tolbert , center Ryan Kalil , linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis , and cornerback Josh Norman . Kuechly;
     
  3. Five teams -- New England, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Arizona and St. Louis -- had two All-Pros each: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and kicker Stephen Gostkowski , Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and right guard David DeCastro , Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and left tackle Andrew Whitworth , Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Tyrann Mathieu , St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and punter Johnny Hekker ;
     
  4. One rookie made the team: Seattle Seahawks return specialist Tyler Lockett ;
     
  5. Others include: Tampa Bay RB Doug Martin , Atlanta WR Julio Jones , Cleveland OT Joe Thomas , Baltimore G Marshal Yanda , Denver OLB Von Miller , San Francisco ILB NaVorro Bowman , and Kansas City S Eric Berry .

In all, 15 players from the NFC and 12 from the AFC made the squad.

Khalil Mack was unstoppable for much of the 2015 season. (USATSI)
Khalil Mack was unstoppable for much of the 2015 season. (USATSI)
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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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