UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has a ton of potential when it comes to the NFL. Don’t ask me, just look at what he has done in just two years with the Bruins.
In his true freshman season, Jack won, for the first time in history, both Offensive and Defensive Freshman Player of the Year awards in the PAC-12. He recorded seventy-five tackles and broke up eleven passes, all while scoring eight total touchdowns, seven as a running back and one on an interception return.
His sophomore year was spent more on the defensive side of the ball for Jim Mora’s crew as he recorded eighty-eight tackles. He still showed some skills as a running back rushing for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Jack has become the epitome of an iron-man athlete.
According to CBS Sports, Jack is currently one of the top draft-eligible players on the Bruins’ roster this season. Honestly, if you didn’t know that by just looking at his statistics, you will never know that he is going to be a huge star in the NFL.
With the crop of linebackers slated to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, many fans would be surprised to see Jack being listed as the top linebacker in the draft. Walter Football currently has Jack listed as high first round draft pick in their early mock draft.
Should Jack have a Lombardi Trophy-type season, it is hard to believe that he wouldn’t jet for the Draft early, but right now his season would have to be nothing short of spectacular for his draft stock to rise.
The Bruins open the season on September 5 when they host the Virginia Cavaliers.
What do you think? Will Jack be a top ten NFL Draft pick or are we just buying into his hype way too early? Let us know in the comments below!
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