first-round pick Khalil Mack was drafted to help turn around one of the league's worst defenses in 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Khalil Mack was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and he is eager to get his playing career underway with the Oakland Raiders. As a pass rusher, Mack will have the opportunity to sack the league's top quarterbacks, but there is one signal-caller in particular that Mack is hoping to get his hands on, and that player is none other than future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
When speaking to the media at this past weekend's NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Mack was asked who he is looking forward to hitting the most and he mentioned the record-setting Broncos quarterback.
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"I think that has to be Peyton [Manning] right now," Mack said, via NFL.com. "Just thinking about it gets you a little [excited], you know what I mean?"
Luckily for Mack, the AFC West rivals will face off twice a year, giving him plenty of chances to sack Manning.
Manning is known for his quick release, but Mack's athleticism should supply the rookie with a few opportunities to take down the future Hall of Famer.
Rattling Manning is crucial to slowing the Broncos' high-powered offense, and Mack figures to be a critical contributor on a revamped Oakland defense that first faces the defending AFC champions in Week 10.