Former UCLA star linebacker Myles Jack may be recovering from a torn meniscus as we speak, but that has apparently done little to affect his draft stock. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com recently spoke to an executive for an NFC team about Jack, and the young man got a glowing review despite currently being on the shelf.
“I thought (UCLA head coach) Jim Mora stepped way over the line with his comments about Myles Jack. Those are comments you might make in private to the kid, but you don’t make them public. Jack has plenty of tape to fall back on, trust me. He’s going to go in the first.”
On numbers alone, that’s certainly a fair assessment. Since arriving at UCLA from Washington’s Bellevue High School in 2013, he posted 178 tackles (15 for a loss), a sack and four interceptions. Jack also played offense, rushing for 387 yards and 11 touchdowns. The odds of him being a two-way player in the NFL are small, but the fact that he can do it period is a testament to his level of athleticism.
Thus, barring a major setback with his knee, and so long as he can participate at the NFL Scouting Combine in some way, shape or form, count on Jack’s name being called on Day 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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