Best pash rushers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 3. Khalil Mack
The only active NFL player on this list is Khalil Mack. Unfortunately, the Raiders let Mack get away and he no longer plies his trade with the Raiders. As everyone knows by now, Mack was traded to the Chicago Bears ahead of the 2018 season. However, in only four seasons, Mack climbed up the franchise all-time sack list to No. 5.
Selected with the fifth overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Mack became a cornerstone piece of the rebuilding Raiders. Mack was a huge reason behind their playoff berth in 2016.
In his four seasons with the Raiders, Mack became one of the premier defensive players in the league. He amassed 40.5 sacks, 68 tackles for loss and 84 quarterback hits during that span.
Mack earned Pro Bowl honors every season after his rookie campaign. He also garnered All-Pro honors in 2015 and 2016. Mack was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 with 11 sacks and a career high 26 quarterback hits.
His career high in sacks came in 2015 when he had 15. He became the first player to ever be named an All-Pro in two positions, outside linebacker and defensive end. Mack’s talent and ability to utterly destroy offensive linemen is readily apparent. He is without question a top-three defensive player in the NFL today.
Fans can debate whether it was right to trade him, but they cannot debate that Mack is a franchise altering talent. Without question, Mack is one of the greatest pass rushers the Raiders have ever employed.