When the University of Buffalo became a Division I-A program in 1999, the powers-that-be never would have imagined that it would be, if only for a day, the center of the NFL’s universe.
That day came Tuesday, when representatives of 32 teams gathered for the Pro Day workout of linebacker Khalil Mack. Per Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the attendees included Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie and Browns coach Mike Pettine.
Touted by Mike Mayock as perhaps the best prospect of the incoming class, Mack trimmed his official time in the 40 from 4.65 seconds at the Scouting Combine to 4.55 seconds. Brandt writes that Mack “blew people away” with the pass-rush abilities displayed on Tuesday.
Brandt believes that Mack is among seven players who could be the first pick in the draft. The other six are defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, tackle Greg Robinson, receiver Sammy Watkins, and quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, and Teddy Bridgewater.