Khalil Mack continues to dominate; now it seems at a historical level in the NFL
Despite the Oakland Raiders ranking No. 26 in team defense a season ago, edge rusher Khalil Mack remains a bright spot for a defense seeking improvement.
Mack’s vicious pass rushing and run stuffing capabilities garnered him Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016. However, last year wasn’t Mack’s first season dominating opposing offensive lines; it’s a trend he has continued since his rookie campaign in 2014.
If Mack’s 30 quarterback sacks in his first three years in the NFL aren’t enough to realize his dominance, our friends at Pro Football Focus have you covered:
Khalil Mack is in uncharted territory through his first three season pic.twitter.com/oPBis80JzN
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 31, 2017
According to PFF, Mack has registered 232 quarterback pressures, more than any other pass rusher in their first three seasons. Mack currently sits atop stars like Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt with 220 QB pressures and L.A. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald with 205 QB pressures.
With his steady improvement year-by-year, Khalil Mack could be in store for his best season yet with Silver and Black in 2017.