I'm working on a creature that uses predominantly its clawed arms and sharp teeth to hunt down prey. The creature is bipedal, is around the size of a large lion and has similar strength, but greater speed (it's in transition to becoming a pursuit predator). Its habitat is predominantly composed of open plains with tall grass, but with more trees and richer soil than what we find in the Savannah (there are trees which are much larger and more developed, but they aren't important in this case). I'd like the creature to have a strong enough neck to allow for ripping flesh from its gazelle-sized prey, but since its eyes are fixed in the skull (it relies mostly on vision to hunt, and has large eyes), I'd like them to also have a neck rotation range of about 270 degrees in each direction (similar to an owls, as they too seem to have evolved it to compensate for their fixed eyes). I haven't decided on the length, but I planned the neck to be composed of 14 vertebrae.
Given this, can a creature have a neck capable of such rotation without overly compromising the overall strength of said neck? The best natural example of such rotation is owls, but their necks seem rather skinny, and their mandibles and beaks aren't usually used for hunting.