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Julius Peppers

Raiders' Mack gets top spot in AP's defensive end rankings

Khalil Mack is setting the standard for other pass rushers.

The Oakland Raiders star was voted the No. 1 defensive end in the NFL by an Associated Press panel, receiving seven of 11 first-place votes and a total of 101 points in the rankings released Friday.

Even other elite defenders admire Mack's dominating style.

"Some of the stuff he was doing just can't be done," was the declaration by none other than Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who topped the AP's poll for that position earlier this season. "Just pick up offensive linemen and run straight through them — that stuff, it can be done, but not the way Khalil does it."

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