One of the biggest surprises of 2016 NFL Draft was UCLA linebacker Myles Jack falling to the the second round, after being projected to go in the top five for months leading up to the draft. It ended up being great for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were debating on taking him or Jalen Ramsey, with the No. 5 pick.
However, Jack is using his draft day slide for motivation. He expressed his feelings when he joined The Rich Eisen Show Monday morning.
“I can’t wait to contribute, I can’t wait to play this game and just prove people wrong,” Jack said on the show.
Jack also noted he was pretty embarrassed having to walk out after the draft Thursday night alongside his family and without a jersey with the No. 1 on it.
“It was, honestly, humiliating. It was embarrassing having to sit there, and afterwards walking out, having my girl to my left, my mom to my right, my grandmother to the right of her and having to look at them, it was a tough feeling,” Jack said. “It wasn’t a good night, truthfully.”
Jack slipped due to concerns about the long-term health of his knee, but now he is out to prove to the world that nothing will hold him back.
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