The University at Buffalo has produced NFL talent in recent years, but the program has never seen a player selected in the NFL Draft's top five. On Thursday, the Raiders changed that, taking LB Khalil Mack with the fifth overall selection.
Mack joins Oakland after four seasons at UB, where he collected 327 total tackles and 28.5 career sacks. He enjoyed his best season with the Bulls in 2013, piling up 10.5 sacks and 100 tackles, plus 3 interceptions. Mack started to garner national attention following the Bulls' season opener at Ohio State. The UB linebacker terrorized the Buckeyes, racking up 9 tackles, 2.5 sacks and returning an interception for a touchdown in a 40-20 loss.
Mack, who checks in at 6'3" and 251 pounds, was awarded 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year.