NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah asked five NFL executives to name the top senior college prospect not playing in a major conference.
How many of them chose UB linebacker Khalil Mack?
Executive 1: Khalil Mack
“Khalil Mack. He’s the ideal 3-4 outside linebacker. He has a physical presence on the edge, and he can win with speed or power. He has the right temperament for the position, and he has long arms.”
Executive 2: Khalil Mack
“Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Montana defensive end Jordan Tripp are both really good players, but the linebacker at Buffalo (Khalil Mack) is the best guy. He’s the real deal. He has all the tools: he has length, athletic ability to cover, and he’s a productive pass rusher.”
Executive 3: Khalil Mack
“The Buffalo linebacker (Khalil Mack). He’s an athletic playmaker with size and length. He was the best player on the field in the Ohio State game.”
Executive 4: Khalil Mack
“Khalil Mack. He’s very strong and explosive. He dominated against big-time competition (Ohio State). From what I’ve seen, he’ll be the second-best edge rusher in the draft. He’ll go in the top 10-15 picks.”
Executive 5: Khalil Mack
“Khalil Mack. Just watch the Ohio State game. He’s a physical freak, and he does everything well. He can run, hit, tackle, set the edge, rush the passer and catch the ball. He could play outside in a 3-4 or any of the three linebacker spots in a 4-3.”