With the NFL draft just one day away, many analysts believe that the Houston Texans are almost certainly going to select Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall selection. However, there is another defensive talent that is worth keeping an eye on.
Khalil Mack, an outside linebacker from Buffalo is a player who has continued to gather traction as a potential high pick as the draft looms ever closer.
Mack.an excellent prospect from a small school may not have garnered the newspaper clippings or ESPN highlight reels that Clowney has but he is a special talent.
The Florida native was a two-star rated player coming out of high school with no positional rank and eventually found himself at the University of Buffalo, a small school a long way from home with a massive chip on his shoulder.
Mack probably won’t go number one on Thursday, he could, but the Texans are just way more likely to go for Clowney as a safe option.
That would probably suit the linebacker just fine, he’s used to teams passing on him. A significant drop in the draft on Thursday night might just give Mack the drive to become the best defensive player in the league eventually.
Mack wore the number 46 at Buffalo. Coincidentally the same number that EA Sports’ NCAA Football ranked him as in 2010.
Maybe in the NFL, Mack can wear the number 80. That is his projected rank for Madden 15 according to NFL.com.
Whatever number he is drafted at, no matter what number he wears. The only numbers that will eventually matter will be his sack totals.
Trust me, there will be a lot of them.