The Oakland Raiders are somehow considering trading the best pass rusher in the league, Khalil Mack. If it’s true, the Ravens should be all over that.
The Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack is as dominant a player as they come. The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is an absolute terror off the edge and gives quarterbacks nightmares week’s before facing Oakland. Mack is currently the face of the Raiders franchise, and yet for some reason the team is playing hard-ball in resigning arguably the best edge rusher in the league.
In fact, the Raiders have gone as far as to begin shopping Khalil Mack.
This is simply an insane thought that actually has substance behind it. How on earth can you justify trading this man? For the Raiders, it’s ludicrous. For the rest of the NFL, it’s as enticing of a trade as they come.
OddsShark.com has gone as far as to create an odds chart for team’s most likely to land Mack:
Unsurprisingly, the Green Bay Packers top the list. While the Packers historically don’t make off-season splashes, the team has made noise signing Hall of Fame defensive players like Reggie White and Charles Woodson. Khalil Mack definitely fits that mold of players the Packers like to acquire. The New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts are also teams that make a ton of sense to link to Mack.
However, the Baltimore Ravens should also be in the conversation for acquiring the rights to Khalil Mack. The Ravens need a splashy move to take the team over the top, and Mack would do exactly that. Of course, there are cons and questions about how the Ravens could even find a way to make this work, and that’s what I’m here for.
I’ve gone ahead and made a pros/cons list, a potential trade offer, and how the Raven can make a Mack deal work. Without further ado, it’s time to break down Khalil Mack to Baltimore.