NFL Draft 2016: Myles Jack cleared for contact

Some good news for one of the top players available in the 2016 NFL Draft came out on Thursday.

After flying out to Los Angeles to meet with team medical officials, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has been fully cleared for training and contact. Jack underwent surgery last September for a torn meniscus, and had been rehabbing it over the last few months.

Draft news: #UCLA star LB Myles Jack (torn meniscus) flew to LA Monday & was fully cleared by the UCLA surgeon. Ready to amp up training

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2016

In his last full season, 2014, Jack put up 87 total tackles with eight tackles for loss and an interception. He has shown the ability to not only help in the run game, and drop back into pass coverage as well. He’ll be a three-down linebacker at the next level, and should have a number of teams looking at him as a target.

The latest edition of the Campus Sports NFL Mock Draft has Jack going to the Miami Dolphins at number eight. With this latest news, as well as the moves teams have made in free agency thus far, it could be safe to assume that Jack will be going a little bit higher than eighth when the NFL Draft rolls around in April.

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