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Raiders head coach says Khalil Mack is way more physical than Von Miller

Khalil Mack is way more physical than Von Miller - Jack Del Rio

Khalil Mack is way more physical than Von Miller – Jack Del Rio

When you play outside linebacker in the NFL, you have to be physical.  Von Miller the former 3rd overall pick of the Denver Broncos was known as a physical specimen.  He was a beast under Jack Del Rio in Denver, and now the former Broncos defensive coordinator is able to work with another top 5 draft pick in Khalil Mack.  Del Rio said some interesting things about Mack, and really took a shot at Von Miller. 

“I definitely want to get after the quarterback more this year,” said Mack, per ESPN.com. “I got some hits (in 2014), but people didn’t really see what I can do. Those sack numbers I had (four total) really weren’t me. At the end of the day, you want people to see you at your best.”

“I think Khalil is way more physical than Von,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who coached Miller with the Broncos. “Von got up to somewhere around 250 pounds when I had him but he’s naturally closer to 240. Khalil can be up around 260 or 265 and they both play that strongside linebacker position and sub-pass-rusher role. Since most teams use their sub packages for two-thirds of the game, there will be some opportunities there. They’re different but they’re both special.”

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