Derek Carr Comments on Predictions for Khalil Mack in 2016

May 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oakland Raiders star Khalil Mack would routinely exceed 20 sacks if not for illegal play from opposing offensive linemen, according to his quarterback, Derek Carr.
Carr told Adam Schein on Sirius XM Radio that Mack has the ability to set records (via CBS Sports' Will Brinson):
20 sacks for Khalil is easily attainable. ... He could have 30 if he just didn't get held all the time. I'm not kidding you. I go back and watch him, because me and him are close, close friends. So I go back and watch him and those things I'm not kidding you, this guy gets held more than anything I've ever seen in my life.
If he didn't get held, if all those things got called, he'd be hitting the quarterback at least 40 times.
The Raiders' Twitter account is also intrigued at how many sacks Mack might accumulate in 2016:   
Mack's 15 sacks last season were second to the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt, who racked up 17.5 quarterback takedowns. 
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