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Khalil Mack named PFF All Pro first team, two other Raiders mentioned

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It should be no secret for anyone who knows Pro Football Focus that they are big fans of Khalil Mack’s work. And anyone who follows the Raiders closely should know that is not bias. Mack is worthy of all praise heaped upon him.

For that reason, he has been named PFF first team All Pro as their highest graded edge defender this season (93.9). They said of Mack:

After a slow start to the year, Khalil Mack quickly reestablished himself as the dominant force he’s proven he can be. Mack ended the season with double-digit sacks and a league-leading 96 total QB pressures. Only Denver’s Von Miller notched more defensive stops than the 48 managed by Mack among edge defenders.

Mack was the only Raiders player named first team All Pro by PFF, though they also had first time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele (2nd team) who was edged out by former teammate Marshal Yanda for first team honors. Saying of Osemele:

Osemele, for his part, was also excellent, surrendering no sacks and 11 total pressures in his debut season for the Raiders.

Raiders running back Jalen Richard was an honorable mention as a punt returner. The undrafted rookie is currently a Pro Bowl alternate as a return specialist.

Other Raiders who were named to the Pro Bowl this year who weren’t among the PFF All Pros include QB Derek Carr, WR Amari Cooper, LT Donald Penn, C Rodney Hudson, and S Reggie Nelson.