Khalil Mack to be a Superstar in Year Two

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Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) prepares to throw a pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Offense

Remember, Mack got his sacks down the stretch of last season with the Raiders ahead late in games. That only happened three times last year as the Raiders were the most run on team in the NFL. Of the 16 games the Raiders played last year, 13 of them had the opposing team icing the game with the run.

That’s because quarterback Derek Carr, while proving he was worthy to build around, didn’t have on his offense to keep up with other teams. This year, that won’t be the case as the second-year quarterback was built around this offseason. The offensive line was addressed with acquisitions and some position switches to protect Carr.

They’ve also added Trent Richardson to Latavius Murray in the backfield to run the ball better this year. Fullback Marcell Reece is still lurking and at tight will be third-round pick Clive Walford. And of course, first-round receiver Amari Cooper is going to be a superstar right away to make the offense potent.

This will have the Raiders in or ahead late in games, giving Mack more shots to rush the passer.

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