The Jacksonville Jaguars certainly ended up with a great 2016 NFL Draft class this year as they were able to snag both Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack. Both players stood at 1 and 2 respectively on the team’s draft board and Jack’s knee problems caused him to fall to the second round.
Now, Jack is starting to get acclimated to the speed of the NFL with the Jaguars and had a pretty impressive rookie camp. But it looks like they are moving the former outside guy to the middle as the Florida Times-Union reported Jack ran middle linebacker for the team this weekend.
“That was just so he could learn the whole defense and how we set up our defense,” head coach Gus Bradley said. “It gives him a good feel.”
Jack seems to be pretty excited just getting the chance to play in the NFL, but he also knows that making the move inside would probably be best for the team.
“They’ve been taking it slow with me,” Jack said. “I’m the only one [linebacker participating] so they can really get to know me. It makes it easier for me because I can figure out what the line is doing, what everyone behind me is doing and even the other linebacker positions.”
It certainly seems like the Jaguars have a lot of confidence in their second-round pick. If he is able to perform up to snuff this year, he should certainly help the team compete in, if not win, the AFC South.