Former UCLA linebacker and future first-round pick Myles Jack has said that the San Diego Chargers, who own the No. 3 pick in next month’s NFL Draft, view him more as an Eric Weddle-like defensive back, according to a report from Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
“They really envision me as a DB,” Jack said. “Even at my pro day, toward the end, they kind of jumped in and had me do DB drills. They really envision me there. … They feel like I can fill that spot Eric Weddle was at. Obviously, they want me at a lower weight, but with my skill set, they can see me in the slot, covering and running.”
Jack then went on to cite NFL teams’ more frequent use of sub-packages and said that if the Chargers drafted him and asked him to move from linebacker to safety, then he would do so without a fuss.
And how interesting it would be to see Myles Jack, one of the most feared linebackers in college football during his days with the Bruins, move to defensive back. Keep in mind that we’re talking about someone 6-foot-1, 245 pounds who posted 178 tackles, four interceptions returned for a total of 111 yards and 19 pass breakups.
Thus, he could easily drop weight and get into safety shape if the Chargers or any team ask him to do so after drafting him.
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