Khalil Mack Trade Odds ‘Increasing Every Day,’ Says NFC Executive

Khalil Mack Trade Odds ‘Increasing Every Day,’ Says NFC Executive

"And if a team flashed a first-round pick at Oakland for the services of Mack, who wants an extension beyond the nearly $13.5 million he is scheduled to make this season under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract and the two franchise tags that could await him in 2019 and 2020, the Raiders would be silly to not at least listen".

Khalil Mack is a dominant force. While that seems farfetched, Gutierrez notes that Mack's holdout has been "mystifying" to Oakland's front office.

This speculation was heated up this week when news surfaced that Mack could be a potential trade candidate since there was little to no progress being made on his contract extension. Having been drafted in 2014, Mack has already been named a three-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro and once the defensive player of the year. Mack's historic season in 2015 shows that he can be thrust into action at multiple positions and can thrive under multiple schemes.

First, it is important to highlight what the cost to acquire Khalil Mack would be if the Raiders were intent on trading him.

That's why, quite simply, they need to be looking for multiple high-value assets. "It would depend on how desperate is Oakland to trade Mack, and how desperate they are to get him out of the AFC, because in Detroit, they'd never see him, so that is a big advantage if the Lions are interested". Mike Pettine would be able to deploy Mack in multiple packages and feel confident that he will be the best player on the field and turn the Packers defense into a championship caliber unit. This defensive approach will disrupt the timing of opposing offenses and allow the secondary to make more plays on rushed passing attempts. Gutekunst acquired an extra first-round pick in next year's draft, and the Packers have tens of millions coming off the salary cap next offseason. Maiocco said not only should they be, but that they should be reaching out to Oakland now to see what he'd cost.

"I think the one guy that you did not mention, who probably carries more weight in the pass rush than anybody else on the 49ers, and that would be DeForest Buckner".

"I don't see why not, he would be flawless", Maiocco said of Mack. Needless to say, he's one of the top five edge rushers in the game.