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Myles Jack | Linebacker

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/3/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225

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UCLA HC Jim Mora says he wants to give sophomore LB Myles Jack a bigger role on offense.
"We would like to expand his role," Mora said. "It’s a delicate dance because he is such a great linebacker. You can’t take away what he does best and make him average at two things." Jack finished last season with 267 yards and seven touchdowns as a running back. He was named the Pac-12’s offensive and defensive freshman of the year. Jack didn't play offense in the Aug. 30 season opener against Virginia, but had three carries and a TD over the weekend against Memphis. "I would be on the headphones with the offense, then flip over to the defense and say, ‘Get Myles ready,’" Mora said of the opener. "Then we would get a first down or score a touchdown before we could send him in there." Mora doesn't believe it will be difficult to get Jack more ingratiated in the offense. "When you’re a ballcarrier, you don’t have to learn the entire scheme," Mora said. "We teach him to memorize what he has to do, then go out and perform." Sep 8 - 6:56 PM

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UCLA called sophomore LB Myles Jack rushed three times for seven yards and a touchdown, and recorded six solo tackles in Saturday's win against Memphis.

With a little less than five minutes left in the third quarter, Brett Hundley handed Jack the ball on the four-yard line and watched the two-way stud barely barrel into the end zone. As a runner, Jack is a bruiser who never stops churning his legs and requires multiple defenders to wrestle to the ground. As a linebacker, Jack is fast, smart, and packs a punch. He's still a year away from draft eligibility, but you'll forgive analysts for salivating over him already. "A rare two-way player with game-changing skills as a runner or defender, he might be the most talented player in the Pac-12," Bucky Brooks said over the summer.
Sep 8 - 5:58 PM

One NFC scout who recently visited UCLA called sophomore LB Myles Jack the best player in the Pac-12.

"The evaluator raved about Jack's instincts, aggressiveness and toughness," NFL.com's scouting staff writes. "When the scout was reminded about bigger-name stars in the conference, he didn't back off his claim and even suggested Jack could be a first-round pick on either side of the ball." We are not in agreement with the scout, as Marcus Mariota and Leonard Williams also reside in the Pac-12. Scouts will need to wait at least another year to fully evaluate Jack anyways.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 4 - 1:49 PM

NFL.com ranked UCLA sophomore LB/RB Myles Jack as the No. 16 player in college football.

"He tore up the Pac-12 last season while playing on both sides of the ball. As a runner, he reminds me of Ronnie Brown during his Auburn days," Daniel Jeremiah said. Jack was ranked by two website panelists in the top 10, and the two that left him off their top 20s both said he was under consideration. "A rare two-way player with game-changing skills as a runner or defender, he might be the most talented player in the Pac-12," Bucky Brooks said. Jack is only working at OLB during preseason practice. "His two-way service at UCLA might be done, but Jack proved to be an elite talent in just his first season with the Bruins," Chase Goodbread said. UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. said earlier this summer that it was a mistake for Jack to solely play running back in a few games in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

UCLA sophomore edge rusher Myles Jack is only working at OLB during preseason practice.

This is to be expected, since head coach Jim Mora said Jack will only see time at running back once game action gets underway. "We don’t want to overload him," Mora said following practice this week. Mora previously called Jack a "package player" on offense, stating it is more important for him to grasp his defensive position. In fact, the head coach stated it was a mistake for Jack to solely play running back in a few games in 2013.
Source: LA Times
Aug 7 - 10:48 AM

In April, UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. said sophomore LB/RB Myles Jack will only begin practicing on offense when the season starts.

"He's a package player on offense and we're not going to put those packages in until the season starts," Mora explained. "He's not going to take a snap on offense in training camp either. He won't take a snap on offense until we get to game weeks. It's more important that he fully come to grasp that linebacker position." Jack impressed when he carried the football, but he spent more quality time as an edge rusher. Mora even said letting Jack solely play running back in a handful of games was a mistake.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 22 - 1:16 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah notes that UCLA sophomore LB/RB Myles Jack reminds him of "Ronnie Brown at RB."

"Really interested to see how UCLA uses Myles Jack this fall...Stud LB that reminds me of Ronnie Brown at RB," Jeremiah tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 225 pound Jack played running back for the final four games of the season for Bruins and won both the Pac-12's offensive and defensive rookie of the year awards. Coach Jim Mora Jr. has suggested Jack's future is at linebacker, but will have to wait to see what type of impact the UCLA prospect makes at running back again in 2014.
Jul 18 - 7:33 PM

UCLA sophomore LB Myles Jack was amongst 42 players named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list on Wednesday.

The award is given annually to the player judged to have the biggest on and off field IMPACT (Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity). UCLA’s Anthony Barr won the award last year. The Pac-12 led all conferences with 11 players nominated, followed by the SEC (eight), the Big 12 and Big Ten (seven each).
May 15 - 10:15 PM

UCLA freshman LB Myles Jack returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in Tuesday's bowl victory over Virginia Tech.

The play, which came with 13:22 left in regulation, gave the Bruins a 28-10 lead. Jack picked off Mark Leal, who came on in relief of injured QB Logan Thomas (head). Jack played running back for the final four games of the season and won both the Pac-12's offensive and defensive rookie of the year awards. Jack is a future NFL player, though we don't yet know what position Jim Mora intends to keep him at long term.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:46:00 PM

UCLA freshman LB Myles Jack only played RB against Arizona State on Saturday.

Jack posted a career high of 16 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in the narrow loss to the Sun Devils. Head coach Jim Mora Jr. suggested Jack's future is at linebacker, but he is obviously an impact player at either spot.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 09:50:00 AM

UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. hinted in an ESPN interview that freshman LB/RB Myles Jack will focus on defense in the future.

Mora Jr. called Jack an instinctive linebacker who loves to hit, noting he can be an impact player for the Bruins on that side of the ball. Jack barely practiced at running back before breaking out against Arizona and Washington. Expect jack to sill see some carries this season with the Bruins injuries at the position, but Jack might step into Anthony Barr's role next year.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:47:00 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt writes that UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack's versatility is "unbelievable."

"To have an 18-year-old player come in and play two ways, digesting plays on both offense and defense and having great success, is really something special. It shows you that Jack not only has amazing athletic ability, but also is a tough, intelligent player," Brandt wrote. The long-time talent evaluator mentioned only four players who he could remember in the last 30 years that played both ways at a level as high as Jack currently is: Stanford's Owen Marecic; Michigan's Charles Woodson; Purdue's Rod Woodson; and Purdue's Leroy Keyes. "My first evaluation of him, mainly from his games against Arizona (120 rushing yards, 1 TD) and Washington (59 rushing yards, 4 TDs), is that he's probably a better linebacker than a running back," writes Brandt.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 05:23:00 PM

NFL.com's Dan Greenspan writes that UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack won't have the element of surprise against Arizona State.

Bruins head coach Jim Mora acknowledged after Friday's game -- in which Jack rushed for four touchdowns and 59 yards on 13 carries in a 41-31 victory over Washington -- that the freshman's ludicrous effectiveness as a runner might be coming to an end because he doesn't know how to pass protect. "He's not going to learn now," Mora said. "It's too late in the process. If he's just out there (and) every time we hand him the ball, Arizona State is going to be zeroed in on him." UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said Jack would "still get his touches."
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 08:10:00 PM

UCLA LB/RB freshman Myles Jack rushed for four touchdowns and 59 yards on 13 carries in the school's 41-31 win over Washington.

Jack added five tackles and one pass breakup on defense. The true freshman has really emerged as a playmaker on both sides of the ball in the last two games. In fact, Jack might be improving more quickly on offense. He runs with power and balance. Expect to hear his name mentioned quite a bit this offseason.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:38:00 AM

UCLA freshman LB/RB Myles Jack took over in all phases of the game in the school's 31-26 win over Arizona.

Jack took six carries for 120 yards and a touchdown, including a monstrous 66 yard run that displayed long strides to get to the outside and speed to break away. As a linebacker the freshman notched one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, and two pass breakups. He is just scratching the surface.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:35:00 AM