Raiders GM/exec Candidate Mike Mayock Would Have Drafted Khalil Mack No. 1

The Raiders are in need of a GM after their midseason firing of Reggie McKenzie, and the team has already interviewed NFL draft expert Mike Mayock, NBC Sports California's Scott Bair confirmed.

Oakland has three picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and the team needs to make the right choices after such a rough 2018 season. If Mayock already had the Raiders' job, it's safe to say he wouldn't have traded one of his biggest draft crushes of the past few years. 

Back in 2014, the Houston Texans had the No. 1 pick in the draft. They selected defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, but Mayock would have selected Khalil Mack, who fell to the Raiders at No. 5 overall. 

"You talk about a kid like [Jadeveon] Clowney, who's just got superhuman abilities, versus this kid, and if I had a choice between the two, I think I'm taking Mack," Mayock said.

Going into the final week of the regular season, Mack has led the Bears' defense to a NFC North championship. He also has 13 sacks by himself while the Raiders have 13 as a team.

The Raiders came into Sunday slated to have the No. 4 pick in the draft. Here's who Mayock has picked for Oakland in his final mock draft the last five years: 

2018: OT Mike McGlinchey (who went No. 9 overall to the 49ers, one spot ahead of the Raiders' original pick)

2017: OT Cam Robinson

2016: LB Myles Jack

2015: WR Amari Cooper

2014: WR Sammy Watkins

Will Mayock make the Raiders' pick for real in 2019? We'll have to wait and see.

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