Though the 2015 college football season has yet to officially begin, that hasn’t stopped the NFL Draft buzz from going on and, in particular, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack’s name has been thrown around quite a bit.
This certainly isn’t a surprise, as Jack has done excellent work for the Bruins in just two seasons.
Not only has he posted 163 tackles (15 for a loss) with a sack, three interceptions, 18 passes defended, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, but Jack has also played some running back during his time in Westwood.
On the offensive side of the ball, he has rushed for 380 yards on 66 carries for an eye-popping 10 touchdowns.
Sure enough, Rob Rang of CBS Sports could do nothing but praise Jack’s talent and future as an NFL prospect.
“Appropriately named given his ‘Jack’ of all trades talent, the Bruins’ star has dominated the Pac-12 since stepping onto the field as a true freshman, starring at linebacker as well as running back. While shorter than scouts would prefer, Jack combines remarkable athleticism, vision and awareness to stand out regardless of where he lines up, though he projects best in the NFL as an outside linebacker in the 4-3,” Rang wrote.
“Jack isn’t just splashy, he’s also safe, ranking among the surest open-field tacklers in the country. Barring injury, Jack is a top 15 lock and future Pro Bowler. He may just be the best overall player in the entire country.”
Though some may cry foul at Jack only being called a top 15 pick, keep in mind that that Rang’s assessment is only based off of Jack’s first two seasons with UCLA. For all we know, he could take a big step forward in 2015 and put himself in the top 10.
Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that when the 2016 NFL Draft comes along, Jack’s name could very well be one in high demand.
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