UCLA linebacker Myles Jack expects to be ready to go for the Bruins’ Pro Day March 12. Jack missed most of the 2015 season with a torn lateral meniscus, which he suffered in September.
That didn’t stop Jack from declaring his intentions to enter the 2016 draft soon after suffering the injury, which his former head coach Jim Mora questioned. However, Jack’s stock doesn’t appear to have slipped much as the consensus opinion is that he’ll come off the board in the top half of the first round. Teams with their eyes on Jack will be paying extra close attention to his performance at the pro day, as he was not able to participate in drills at this week’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Apart from his health, teams will be looking to get a better picture for what Jack’s position will be in the NFL. Early in his career he saw time at safety as well as running back, although it’s most probable he sticks to the defensive side of the ball.
“I describe myself as a football player,” Jack said, via ESPN.com. “I always said if they want to put me at running back, let’s do it. That’d be a cool experience.”
If Jack is healthy and fully recovered, he is without a doubt one of the most – if not the most – athletic prospects in the draft.
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