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Grading the pro potential: Outside LBs

Khalil Mack (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY)

Khalil Mack, who might be the Texans' preference in the first round, and Anthony Barr are the top prospects. Dave-Te' Thomas, the NFL's head scout, goes in depth on those two as well as Ryan Shazier, Jeremiah Attaochu, Carl Bradford, Kyle Van Noy and others.

While there are whispers that Buffalo's Khalil Mack is the real object of affection for Houston, I don't think the Texans will select this highly impressive talent with the first pick. But, if they can entice a team that covets Jadeveon Clowney (Jacksonville), they might still have the opportunity to draft the player at the top of their value board. No matter who takes him, Mack is destined to be...

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