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Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack is the best run stopping linebacker in the NFL

Khalil Mack

According to SB Nation’s Levi Damien, Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders is the best run stopping linebacker in the NFL

Oakland Raiders first round pick Khalil Mack from Buffalo has been dominating this year, especially against the run. With each game that goes by, Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack’s star continues to rise. Five games into the season, Mack is rated by Pro Football Focus as the top run stopping linebacker in the NFL. They give him a +10.2 run defense grade which is the best grade for all linebackers, including 3-4 OLB, 4-3 OLB, and ILB.

Not only is it the best of all linebackers, it’s the second best run stop grade of any defender. The only defensive player with a better run stop grade is New York Giants defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul with a +10.6 grade. 

When he left the University of Buffalo everyone knew he would be special, but up until now he is better than Jadeveon Clowney in my opinion, and he was the first overall pick.  The Raiders are on the right path, they just need to get their team to play together. 

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