UCLA two-way player and uber-linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from the program and will enter the NFL Draft.
What many Bruin fans have feared has come true this morning… junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn himself from the UCLA Football team and will enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Though many hoped he could return for his senior season, Jack has taken the more reasonable path for his career.
After making the game-saving interception against BYU, Jack had injured his knee in practice the following Tuesday. The injury was severe enough to take him out for the season. This is after UCLA had already lost starters Eddie Vanderdoes and Fabian Moreau.
Because this is Jack’s third year removed from high school, he is now eligible to declare for the NFL Draft after the season. This was something we here at Go Joe Bruin were concerned with.
Just after the announcement of Jack’s season ending injury, Go Joe Bruin writer Aleks Dostanic outlined what might be in Have We Seen The Last of Myles Jack?:
"If he does end up declaring he will be completely healthy by the time the NFL combine comes around, and he could come out of the event putting up inhuman numbers. Based on his overall college performance and crazy numbers he’ll put up at the combine, it’s really only a question of where he’ll be picked in the first round."
Although this news is shocking, it is not completely unexpected.
Stay with Go Joe Bruin as we bring you more infoamtion about Jack’s decision to withdraw from UCLA.