Many rookies experience some bumps in the road during their transition from college football to the NFL. What some don’t realize is just how much the location change will impact them.
Myles Jack, a former UCLA Bruin, clearly underestimated the Florida heat he would have to practice in after being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. Jack voiced his fair share of complaints about the Jacksonville summer weather after practice was over, claiming that it was just something he would have to “get used to.”
Myles Jack: "I had a lot of fun out there…I gotta get in better shape and get used to this heat, but it felt great to get out there."
— Sam Kouvaris (@samsportsline) June 14, 2016
Jack: "No comparison to heat in California. This (Florida heat) is something different." #Jaguars
— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) June 14, 2016
Jaguars.com released a couple of videos of Jack trying to cope with the heat, and we’ll admit we found it a little amusing.
It was clear the Jack was uncomfortable in the hot weather during Tuesday’s practice, while his other teammates weren’t impacted by the temperature at all.
It’s a sure bet that we’ll see Jack in something other than long sleeves next time. NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington confirmed this with a statement from Jack after the brutal practice:
Myles Jack's first Florida lesson? He started practice in arm sleeves. Then, in 92-degree heat, a revelation: "I'm a sleeveless guy now."
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) June 14, 2016
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