Breaking down linebacker Khalil Mack, possible first overall pick

The NFL draft is 17 days away, which means more than two weeks of pre-draft speculation. There will be another two weeks of inaccurate mock drafts/guessing games by NFL observers. Teams will “leak out” information to reporters as a smoke screen to disguise their real intentions.

Unfortunately, most of us will consume every morsel of the pre-draft speculation.

Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain recently reported the Texans were interested in selecting South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with their No.1 overall pick. Now Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback reports the Texans are more interested in Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack than Clowney.
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2014 NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24: Former Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack (46) prepares for a play during the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game against San Diego State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. San Diego State won 49-24

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack (46) prepares for a play during the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game against San Diego State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. San Diego State won 49-24. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

2014 NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24: Former Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack takes part in a position drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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