Mack managed just two tackles in the Friday defeat of Detroit, but none against the first team offense. He did, however, play better than he did in the preseason opener, where it has been reported he was late to recognize and adjust to the Minnesota offense. Dennis Allen expressed optimism in regard to his progress.
"There wasn't a ton of production from a standpoint of tackles or assists or sacks or whatever the case may be, but I thought he made improvement from where he was at last week," Allen said. "We'll have plenty more opportunities to do different things and get him maybe a little more involved early in the game. ... Khalil Mack is going to be just fine."
We'd spend a mid-round pick on Mack in seasonal and dynasty/keeper leagues. In rookie-only drafts he probably would settle in as a late second-/early third-round choice.
With the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft, the
A starter for all but one game in his four-year college career, Mack posted school records in sacks (28.5), tackles for loss (75) and forced fumbles (16). He played linebacker in the school's 3-4 scheme, and he should provide an upgrade for the Raiders defense and the
Oakland was No. 22 in total defense in 2013. The Raiders had 38 sacks last year, which ranked No. 17, and they were No. 25 in Fantasy points.
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