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Myles Jack | Linebacker

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/3/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225

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An NFC executive said he "wouldn't get cute" with UCLA LB Myles Jack.
"I would stick him at WILL and just let him be a free running chaser. He has the speed to get to everything and his cover talent will set him apart," the executive said. NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Jack No. 2 overall in the draft class. "Upper echelon explosiveness with the desire, speed and aggression to find his way into play after play," Zierlein wrote. "While UCLA asked Jack to do a little bit of everything, an NFL team is more likely to simplify his tasks and set him into attack mode to maximize his outstanding physical traits. If he bounces back from the knee injury, Jack could become a high-­end talent early on in his career." Jan 26 - 11:37 AM

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UCLA LB Myles Jack (knee) says he'll have no limitations at next month's NFL combine.

In an interview with ESPN, Jack also said he has no regrets about entering the draft or his decision to leave school in November. Roughly a month after undergoing surgery to repair his torn meniscus, Jack moved to Arizona to begin his rehabilitation at the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance. Some, including HC Jim Mora, questioned his decision to bolt school during the season and semester. Regardless, Jack's rehab went about as well as could have been expected. Jack is Rotoworld's No. 1 overall prospect. ESPN's Mel Kiper, meanwhile, calls the linebacker a "special talent" and projects him to go to the Giants with the No. 10 pick. Where will he play in the NFL? "Linebacker, maybe safety, maybe outside backer," Jack said. "It all depends on how the coaches see me."
Jan 19 - 11:53 AM

An NFL scout said UCLA LB Myles Jack could have gone in the top three rounds as a running back.

He's more valuable as a linebacker, of course, and will go in the top half of the first round at that position. "He's a 'will' in a 4-3," said the scout. "He can play inside in a 3-4 but it'd be kind of a waste to take a guy that high to do that. I'm betting he would go in the first three rounds as a running back. He'll run in the 4.5s." Another scout called Jack and Jaylon Smith "slam dunk" prospects. "Jack can play modern-day football, let's put it that way," he said. "He ain't never leaving the field." Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Jack as the No. 1 overall prospect in the draft.
Jan 15 - 12:55 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks UCLA LB Myles Jack as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft.

"The complete package at the position, and a complete linebacker is as valuable as it has ever been," Norris wrote. "Jack’s movements are uncommon. His lower half swivels when adjusting to what is in front of him, and his first steps are explosive and springy, quickly eating up ground to make a play others cannot. Jack is equally as aggressive between the tackles as he is in coverage. At UCLA, he was even asked to play opposite receivers and did not look out of place in coverage. Jack is a foundation piece to build with and around." Jack, who measured in at 6-foot-1, 245-pound for scouts during the season, is likely to go in the top 10 if his medicals check out. His meniscus tear may be healed by the combine.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 14 - 4:33 PM

UCLA junior LB Myles Jack measured in at 6'1/245 lbs for scouts earlier this year, according to Dallas Cowboys writer Bryan Broaddus.

The internet has speculated that Jack's size would limit his NFL position, despite seeing Telvin Smith, Shaq Thompson and a number of "light" linebackers succeed. If Jack is above 240 lbs, there should be no worry about his size or weight. Regardless, Jack has the rare combination of power and speed. He might be out top overall prospect.
Jan 1 - 10:30 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes UCLA's Myles Jack is the top LB in the 2016 draft class.

It is a sentiment that Dane Brugler agrees with. Many evaluators list Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith or Alabama's Reggie Ragland as the top linebacker for a variety of reasons, but we love Jack's game for his explosive movement against the run and coverage ability versus the pass. Overall, linebacker will likely be the best position in the draft class.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:16:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes UCLA junior LB Myles Jack has the "edge over" Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith, due to his ability in pass coverage.

Despite suffering a season-ending meniscus tear, The UCLA prospect stock still remains quite high. Jack offers special traits at the linebacker position, with his ability in space. During his time as a Bruin, Jack has wore many hats on the defensive side of the ball, which include time at inside and outside linebacker, safety and cornerback. As long as Jack's medicals check out, he should be a possible top-10 prospect in the 2016 draft.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 03:52:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that UCLA junior LB Myles Jack "has top-10 talent" that the Dallas Cowboys might be interested in.

"The Cowboys defense needs help at each level, including at linebacker, especially with the futures of Rolando McClain (free agent) and Sean Lee (injuries) in doubt. Although currently sidelined with a knee injury, Jack has top-10 talent if his rehab is on track," Brugler wrote. The UCLA prospect's tape, speaks for itself and he should definitely have suitors in the first round. Despite suffering a season-ending meniscus tear, the UCLA prospect hopes to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 02:58:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler mocks UCLA junior LB Myles Jack to the Chicago Bears at the No. 8 spot in his latest mock draft.

"The Bears are far removed from the days of Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs dominating the NFC and are missing impact players like that on the 2015 defense. Jack has the athleticism to blitz, chase and shut down receivers in coverage," Brugler wrote. The former UCLA prospect showed some special traits as a Bruin, and even though he withdrew from school early, his draft stock should remain the same with scouts.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:18:00 PM

UCLA junior LB Myles Jack has signed with sports agent group Octagon ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft.

John Thornton will represent Jack. Octagon represented four drafted players last year: Terry Poole, Kyle Emanuel, Darius Kilgo and Mario Alford last year. Jack is one of the more talented linebackers in the entire class, despite it being a position of strength. Despite his meniscus surgery, expect Jack to be a first round selection.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:40:00 AM

UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack's decision to leave UCLA "was bold but not reckless," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Given Jack's talent and the gains made in player recovery from surgeries, Jack remains very much in the first round conversation despite his injury," Rang wrote. The former UCLA prospect's tape, speaks for itself and his draft stock should remain intact, barring any setbacks with his knee. Rang ranks the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Jack, as his No. 25 prospect on his big board.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:31:00 PM

UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack (knee) said he left school to rehab for the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for playing.

"When you see people making money off of your likeness and your name ... nobody else wears No. 30 at UCLA. That jersey is mine," Jack told ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike on Thursday morning. "I would like to receive compensation for what I've done. That's definitely something you're thinking about. I took all of that into consideration." Jack now has his sights set on rehabbing for the NFL Scouting Combine, which takes place five months out from his meniscus tear. Once again, Jack took the high road when asked about HC Jim Mora's critical comments about his decision. "When the comments came out, I was definitely surprised," Jack said. "But I talked to him [Wednesday] afternoon and we ironed out any wrinkles or any misunderstandings that we had. ... Me and him are cool. We definitely patched things up if there are any misunderstandings. He reiterated that he supports me 1,000 percent."
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 08:30:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks UCLA junior LB Myles Jack as the No. 12 overall prospect despite the prospect's knee injury.

Jack's meniscus tear has been met with more or less a yawn in the scouting community; we have not yet read one account (outside of Jim Mora's, of course) of his stock taking a hit. "A gifted athlete, he'll play between 235 and 240 pounds but show off the kind of quickness you'd get from a smaller safety, and that extends to his ability to cover as well," Kiper wrote. "He can attack the backfield and is a physical kid, but he's especially good anticipating and covering ground quickly to make plays across the formation and in coverage. Now officially in the draft, he's a first-rounder on my board as of today." An NFC executive echoed that sentiment via an anonymous quote published by yesterday.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 06:23:00 PM

An NFC executive said UCLA junior LB Myles Jack is "going to go in the first."

The exec also ripped Bruins' HC Jim Mora for comments he made about Jack after the prospect elected to leave school to prepare for the combine. "I thought Jim Mora stepped way over the line with his comments about Myles Jack," he said. "Those are comments you might make in private to the kid, but you don't make them public. Jack has plenty of tape to fall back on, trust me. He's going to go in the first." Jack suffered a season-ending meniscus tear last month and hopes to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 09:53:00 PM

NFL Media's Michael Silver reports that UCLA junior LB Myles Jack intends to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

It's a reasonable goal attainable barring setbacks. The combine takes place in February. Jack's torn meniscus came with a 4-6 month recovery period, meaning about five months will have passed between the incident and the combine. St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley suffered a more severe injury (torn ACL) at a later date (November) and still went No. 10 last year. "I feel like I've done enough (to impress NFL teams)," Jack said. "I played my freshman and sophomore years, and three games of my junior year, so there's a reasonable amount of tape. Obviously, everybody wanted to see big things from me my junior year. But I think I've shown what I can do."
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 05:08:00 PM