Raiders rookie LB Khalil Mack honored for fundamental approach

One of the more prestigious yearly honors for NFL players is given by the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team.

It didn’t take Khalil Mack long to get noticed by the impressive five-person committee. Mack, an Oakland Raiders' outside linebacker, was named Wednesday to the committee’s All-Fundamental team. Mack, the No. 5 overall pick in the May draft, was the only rookie selected to the team.

Mack has been impressive all season. He has been a complete player and scouts, opposing coaches and players have raved about his approach. Thus, this honor is no surprise.

The committee consists of former general managers Bill Polian and Carr Peterson; former head coach Herm Edwards and former players Merril Hoge and Charles Davis. Hoge had high praise for Mack in November.