In 2013, DraftNasty traveled north to get an in-depth glimpse of former Buffalo Bulls standout Khalil Mack. The current five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro has since become one of the NFL’s best defenders over the past decade. The 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year totaled 12 tackles and 2.5 tackles for losses versus Bowling Green. During his four-year run for the Bulls, he accumulated 327 tackles, 28.5 quarterback sacks, 75 tackles for losses, three interceptions (128 yards, 2 TDs), three fumble recoveries and 16 forced fumbles (NCAA all-time record). Mack was DraftNasty’s No. 1 overall player on its 2014 NFL Draft Big Board and went fifth overall to the Oakland Raiders.
West Virginia’s spectacular duo of WR-PR Tavon Austin and WR-KR Stedman Bailey put on spectacular performances in 2012. The former Mountaineer teammates both heard their names called by the St. Louis Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft to become teammates one more time. While they didn’t play long together in St. Louis, the images of their time in Morgantown may never be duplicated.