Each year, a big portion of the NFL rookie class is not permitted to practice with their teams until months after their names are called at the NFL Draft due to rules that say they must wait until the current school year is over. Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack is one of those players and he is not happy about it.
Just a few weeks ago, Jack’s former teammate at UCLA, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark, expressed his griefs about the rule. On Tuesday, Jack talked about the rule and was not shy about speaking out against it.
“It really sucks,” Jack said, via Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com. “That’s the best way I can put it.”
UCLA runs on a quarter system and the current quarter will not end until June. So this means that any underclassman that was drafted will not be able to practice with the team until the current senior class’s school year is concluded.
Jack will miss all of the Jaguars’ OTA workouts, but, in the meantime, he is studying the team’s playbook and watching as much film as possible. While he might not be able to take the field with the team just yet, he is doing everything he can to make sure he is prepared when he is able to.
“I think I’m missing like a month and some change, and you can’t get that time back,” Jack said. “I’m going to make the most of it, and hopefully when I come in I’ll have the best idea of the playbook I possibly can so that way they can kind of clean me up and get me right.”
Many believe that the Jaguars had one of the best drafts and Myles Jack certainly wants to prove that he is one of the key pieces of that draft class.
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