Raiders sign first-round pick LB Khalil Mack
Khalil Mack, the fifth-overall pick in the NFL Draft, is under contract after signing his deal with the Raiders on Thursday.
The Raiders didn't waste anytime signing linebacker Khalil Mack. The fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft entered Oakland's practice facility at 11:44 a.m. PT on Thursday and by 12:15 p.m., he was under contract.
Like all first-rounders, Mack signed a four-year deal with a team-option for a fifth-year. Mack will make about $18.7 million in fully guaranteed money over the first four years of the deal, including an $11.9 million signing bonus.
Mack will wear No. 52 in Oakland.
CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco approved of the Mack pick on draft day.
Khalil Mack: A no-brainer for the Raiders. He is an elite pass rusher and they need one in the worst way. GRADE: B+ http://t.co/KPxAyHqyNs— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) May 9, 2014
The reason Mack and Long signed so quickly is because negotiations are basically a thing of the past thanks to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Rookie pay is predetermined by a wage scale, so a player more or less knows what he's going to get paid based on where he's taken in the draft.
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