BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo All-American linebacker Khalil Mack has earned an invitation to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which begins on February 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Mack, a projected first round draft choice, was the 2013 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Jack Lambert Award winner. He came in second in the voting for Butkus Award. The Fort Pierce, FL native led the conference in sacks with 10.5 and tackles for loss with 19 to go along with a team-best 100 tackles. He also led the Bulls with three interceptions and five forced fumbles. He broke the NCAA record for career forced fumbles with 16 and tied the NCAA mark with 75 career tackles for loss.
Mack is expected to be part of 335 invitees, including 35 linebackers, to attend what has come to be known as a four-day job interview with the NFL. Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Mack is the first UB player since James Starks in 2010 to earn an NFL Combine invite.
According to the Combine schedule, linebackers are scheduled to workout on Monday, February 24. The workouts will air on live on the NFL Network as well as NFL.com.