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ORCHARD PARK, N. Mitchell Schwartz Jersey .Y. -- For someone who was lightly recruited coming out of high school, linebacker Khalil Mack is attracting an impressive crowd leading up to the NFL draft. Representatives from all 32 teams were on hand Tuesday for the University at Buffalos pro day, and the projected first-round draft pick was the main attraction inside the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse. "Thirty-two teams? Thats a blessing," Mack said. "I dont try to notice that. I try to keep that on the backburner. Im still working hard, and thats what its about with me. I dont focus on the attention." Mack is becoming difficult to overlook. At 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds, he possesses the size, speed and versatility to play a variety of positions in any type of defensive scheme. He also has impressive numbers over a four-year college career in the Mid-American Conference, which he capped by earning the Jack Lambert award as the nations top linebacker. He set an FBS career record with 16 forced fumbles and tied another one with 75 career tackles for a loss. Not bad for someone who, coming out of Fort Pierce, Fla., first considered attending Liberty University, before being offered a full scholarship by Buffalo, and only after Liberty assistant Robert Wimberly was hired by the Bulls. Some five years later, Mack had the NFLs attention during a Bulls pro day that traditionally attracts between 15 and 20 scouts. "That just shows you what high regard the NFL has of him," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said of the turnout. "The skys the limit on him." Among those on hand were Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and Cleveland Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine, the Bills former defensive co-ordinator. Pettine joked he just happened to be in town to pick up a few things he left behind. As for his interest in Mack, Pettine broke into a wide smile and said: "Just a little bit." Pettine then spent about 10 minutes on the sideline discussing Mack with Bulls coach Jeff Quinn. "Absolutely the best player Ive seen. Hes just so complete," Quinn said of Mack. "Hes a game-changer." That was evident in a last years season-opening 40-20 loss at Ohio State. Mack was in on nine tackles and had 2 1/2 sacks. He returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown that put a scare into the Buckeyes by cutting their lead to 20-13 early in the second quarter. "That was his coming-out party. The game wasnt too big for him," Whaley said. "He showed that he belonged out there. And those are the type of guys hell be playing against on Sundays." His production didnt tail off, either. Mack finished the season with a MAC-best 10 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss. He also had five forced fumbles and three interceptions while leading Buffalo (8-5) to only its second bowl berth, a 49-24 loss to San Diego State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. An NFL scouting report rates Mack as a top-10 draft prospect and lists "disruptive first-step quickness" among his strengths. On Tuesday, Mack limited his workouts to individual drills and one 40-yard dash, in which he was clocked at 4.54 seconds. That was an improvement over the 4.63-second time he had at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month. "It didnt feel like me. I felt tight," Mack said, referring to his time at Indianapolis. "I finished it up the way I wanted to today." Mack has been highly motivated to succeed since he first arrived in Buffalo. He wore No. 46 after discovering that was the number of his power ranking out of 100 on an NCAA football video game. Though he might consider changing numbers after being drafted, Mack doesnt intend to alter his approach. "I feel like theres a lot more that I have to prove, especially coming out of the MAC," Mack said. "I feel like Ive got to go out there and dominate on the next level." Andrew Wylie Jersey . 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The legendary stopper will become the oldest ever player to feature at a European Championships at 40 years old and 75 days, overtaking Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus previous record of 39 years and 91 days.Kiraly featured in ten of Hungarys 12 qualification games, including both play-off legs against Norway where Bernd Storcks men sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory, and the manager had no concerns about including the goalkeeper in his final 23-man squad. Ive always told him that age isnt important for me, Storck told the UEFA website. I dont care if a player is young or old, he has to be good. Gabor is good - hes outstanding. He radiates confidence and is a goalkeeper with an incredible aura and charisma. He will help us be successful at the Euros. Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly will put his name in the record books this week Austria last appeared at a European Championships in 2008 where they qualified as hosts, but have come storming into this years competition with an unbeaten qualifying campaign. They won nine and drew one of their games to reach the tournament in France - bettered only by the perfect 10 out of 10 from England - and have been tipped as dark horses for the competition by Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier.But the squad arent resting of their laurels and are aware of the threat Hungary will pose, and midfielder Alessandro Schopf wants an extra push from his team-mates to ensure a winning start. Austria were unbeaten during the qualifying rounds for Euro 2016 It will certainly be a difficult game for us, the Schalke man told the Austrian Football Association website.Theyre a compact opponent, defensively very well organised. In attack, they always create chances. We have to give 120 per cent or we wont win this game.Team news Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is hoping team-mate David Alaba can bring his club form to Euro 2016 Leicester Citys Christian Fuchs will captain Austria, with Bayern Munich star David Alaba also set to feature and team-mate Marko Arnautovic is hoping his fantastic form with the Bundesliga champions can help their campaign.He played at such a high level throughout the season and I hope he can perform at the same standard for us. He plays an important role in midfield, particularly because he brings a lot of experience to the table, the Stoke striker told the UEFA website. The only injury concern for manager Marcel Koller is over striker Marc Janko - who was Austrias top scorer in qualifying with seven goals - but he is expected to be fit after recovering from a neck injury. Hungary coach Bernd Storck has decisions to make ahead of the Euro 2016 opener in Bordeaux Krisztian Nemeth is a slight doubt for the Hungarians and his muscle injury could see him settle for a place on the bench.There are also question marks oveer who will start as the lone striker, with Tamas Priskin and Adam Szalai the main contenders but fellow forwards Balazs Dzsudzsak, Nemeth, Nemanja Nikolic, and Daniel Bode will also be in contention. John Alt Jersey. Opta statsHungary are unbeaten in their last three games against Austria (W2 D1). Their only previous encounter in a major tournament was in the 1934 World Cup: Austria won 2-1 in the quarter finals. Austria coach Marcel Koller addresses players during a training session in Mallemort, southern France Austria hadnt qualified for a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup (Euro 2008 excluded, automatically qualified as co-hosts), also held in France. They failed to make it past the group stages.This is Hungarys third appearance at the Euros, their first since 1972. Their best performance in a major tournament was as a beaten finalist in the 1938 and 1954 World Cup.Austria have been knocked out in the group stages in each of their last three major tournaments (World Cup 1990, World Cup 1998, Euro 2008). Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs will captain Austria Austrias three games at Euro 2008 produced only four goals (1 scored, 3 conceded) and they only converted one of their 46 shots.Hungarys only win to date at the European Championships came in June 1964 against Denmark (3-1 in the third place final). They have lost the other three games.Hungary recorded the lowest goal difference in the qualifiers of all teams who made it to Euro 2016 (+2, play-offs excluded). Hungary qualified for Euro 2016 after beating Norway in a play-off Koller is participating in his first major tournament as manager. He played two games for Switzerland at Euro 1996 (a draw against England followed by a defeat against Scotland).Mersons predictions Mersons Euro predictions Paul Merson previews the rest of the first round of games at Euro 2016. I fancied Austrias chances heading into the tournament until Holland rinsed them in one of their warm-up games. Not sure if theyve got what it takes to cause a real upset, but I expect them to get off to a winning start.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 to Austria (Sky Bet odds 4/1)BettingAustria are odds-on at 8/11 with Sky Bet to kick off their campaign with a victory over the unfancied Hungary, who are 17/4 to cause an upset and 13/5 to secure a draw. Hungary are among the biggest-priced outsiders in the tournament at 200/1 while Austria have attracted each-way interest at 40/1 following an impressive qualifying campaign.Marc Janko is considered their main threat as 7/2 favourite in the first goalscorer betting, while Stokes Marko Arnautovic is enhanced from 11/2 to 15/2 to net first in Sky Bets Price Boosts. Get Euro 2016 Alerts Breaking news from Euro 2016, direct to your mobile ' ' '

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