Ahhh, "The Black Hole". Once upon a time it was intimidating. Even scary. You would enter the stadium full of hope and be left soulless when you upon exiting.
Now "The Black Hole" is just a term for where veteran players see their careers end. The Raiders are in desperate need of a franchise type player at any position. Heck, they would even settle for a franchise towel boy. Their terrible first round drafts have left them in a dire position to get a "win of a pick" now more than ever. Can you imagine if this team drafted smartly (I know, I know, Al Davis just rolled over in his grave) after their Super Bowl loss? They could have been ruling the division for many years.
With the 5th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select...
Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
There are many things to like about Khalil Mack. He has a devastating first step off the snap. He can rush the passer and drop back into coverage. He was near the top all on-field combine drills. There is some concern about playing against small school competition but Dennis Allen is looking for his Von Miller (again) and Mack could be that guy.
With a draft this deep the Raiders have the luxury to take an outstanding player like Mack and then wait for a QB or skill player later in the draft.
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