The Oakland Raiders were one of the worst pass-rushing teams in the NFL last year, and head coach Jack Del Rio said they might try to fix that by moving star rookie linebacker Khalil Mack to defensive end.
"He plays defensive end for us already in sub packages, so I think it would be natural for him to be able to play whatever we decide is best for him, how it helps the team best," Del Rio said. "He's definitely shown he's got ability to be an edge rusher, a defensive end, he is that in that capacity. I feel like it's how we best want to utilize him and who we have around him as well."
Mack was drafted fifth overall last year out of Buffalo after tying the NCAA career record for tackles-for-loss. He recorded 75 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble while starting at linebacker last season.Back to the Oakland Raiders Newsfeed