There’s definitely been an overwhelming support about the Khalil Mack selection by the Oakland Raiders at #5, and with good reason. Here is a collection of some those reactions, both good and bad, about the Raiders’ pick.
We start with Tim Kawakami who absolutely loved the pick. This wasn’t the only tweet where he gushed about the quality they got at #5.
Khalil Mack, probably the Raiders’ best 1st-round pick in 16 years: http://t.co/S1GFFz21kh
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 9, 2014
Also, according the ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he was the main target.
Buffalo’s trade helped free Buffalo LB Khalil Mack to go to Oakland. Mack was player Raiders wanted all along.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
But, it wasn’t all positive, and Damon Bruce had plenty to say about the choice.
An OLB from Buffalo that NOBODY heard of six weeks ago, was just taken before guy who ripped up the SEC. Good luck #Raiders
— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) May 9, 2014
What are your thoughts? Personally, I can’t think of a better guy to go the Oakland Raiders, perhaps other than Sammy Watkins, but he was already gone. As such, I’m much more inclined to agree with Kawakami here instead of Bruce, but at this point everyone is and expert until Khalil Mack hits the field. First though we have the rest of the draft to get through!