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Scouting Report: Khalil Mack

With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.

Background

Khalil Mack has made a ton of noise coming out of a small football school in Buffalo. The hybrid defensive end is a special player, who is said to be the “surest thing in the 2014 NFL Draft, according to Daniel Jeremiah. Mack had his coming-out party against Ohio State earlier in the year when he had 9 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Measurements

- 6-3, 248 pounds

- 4.54 40-yard dash

Info

- Holds the NCAA record for 16 forced fumbles

- He is tied for most tackles for loss with 75

- 28.5 sacks in college football career

Strengths

- Extremely athletic

- Great speed

- Great burst off the ball

- Covers well

- Great off the edge

- Versatile

- Extremely discipline

- Reads the offense well

- Major ballhawk, had three interceptions for Buffalo—->> two have been returned for a touchdown

Weaknesses

- No clear position

- Plays against MAC competition

- Needs to get stronger

- Can over-pursue at times

The Fit

Again, with the news of Tampa Bay & Dallas maybe swapping first round picks, Khalil Mack may be a realistic option for the Cowboys. Under Dallas’ employment of their 4-3, they are missing a pass rusher off the end. By drafting Mack, Cowboys fans will be getting a player who could make an impact similar to Von Miller’s in Denver. Despite the competition he plays against, I have no reason to believe Mack will not be a stud at the next level.

Scout Grade: 92/100

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Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Jason Garrett Jerry Jones Khalil Mack

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