2014 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the pass rushers by round based value

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Oct 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) on the sideline during the first half against the Massachusetts Minutemen at University of Buffalo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

2. Khalil Mack Buffalo (Top 5)

I like Mack as a player, I really do, but I have reservations about him. He played on a mediocre team, in a low end conference and although he did dominate Ohio State, he was able to run everywhere and make all the plays due to the bad players around him. I like his chip on his shoulder, but I just see some Aaron Curry to his game. That may be unfair, but I just don’t buy him as a Top 5 pick. If I could get him in the middle of the first I would love it. That may seem inconsequential, but this is a case where one needs to nit-pick. If the Raiders took him at five I would not complain, but I have serious reservations. I may be on an island, but I am fine with that.