Jadeveon Clowney is a lock for the top five; the same may not be true for Khalil Mack (above). Michael Conroy/AP
Over the past few weeks, Buffalo Bulls outside linebacker Khalil Mack has been generating plenty of buzz and found himself in the discussion as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Mack is an explosive edge rusher and has some dominant game film from his matchup against Ohio State in his senior season, but NFL.com draft analyst Charles Davis doesn't appear to be buying the same hype that has led to Mack's rise up some mock draft boards. As far as Davis is concerned, Mack being penciled in as a lock for the top five is a myth.
"Anthony Barr was supposed to be the No. 1 outside linebacker available, but the consensus is Mack has surpassed him," Davis said in his recent column discussing the NFL Draft myths. "I think Barr, who apparently was very impressive at his pro day this week, gets back into this conversation because it's the nature of the process. It's a rollercoaster, and the ride hasn't stopped for Barr or Mack.
Barr, a linebacker out of UCLA, was clocked at 4.44 in the 40 at his Pro Day earlier this week. He did 19 reps on the bench press. Both were improvements on his combine results.
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