2016 NFL Draft Profile: Myles Jack of UCLA


Go Joe Bruin profiles former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack as he prepares for the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Draft Profile – Myles Jack #30 – UCLA

Bellevue, WA

The Upside

There aren’t even words to describe what kind of athlete Myles Jack is. Despite not having a defined position while at UCLA, Jack was a game changer and not just on the defensive side of the ball either.

As a runner for the Bruins he racked up 10 scores on the ground while displaying power, speed and acceleration. On the other side of the ball Jack demonstrates the same type of vision that made him an effective runner.

Jack is instinctive and seeks ball carriers through the wash. Displays heavy hands when engaging offensive linemen and can jack them back with ease (pun intended). More than capable in coverage and often lined up in the slot to cover receivers. Based on tape, a dynamic, once in a generation type player.

The Improvements Needed

Suffered a knee injury early in the 2015 and has not quieted doubters leaving some to worry that his knee will never be the same.

Given that his athleticism is the main crux of his potential at the next level, a damaged knee could spell doom for him. Could stand to put on some bulk in his lower half but that may put undue stress on his knee.

Not a strong pass rusher and can disappear for small stretches. May need to be protected from offensive linemen at the next level and therefore may not be suitable for the middle of a defense.

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Vital Stats

Arm Length- 33’ 5/8”
Hand Size-10’ 1/4”

Combine Stats

Bench-19 reps
Vert- 40” (UCLA Pro day)
Broad Jump- 10’ 4” (UCLA Pro day)
2015 Stats
15 tackles, 1 interception in three games (season ending knee injury).

NFL Draft Projections

NFL.com- Round 1 Selection #6 Baltimore Ravens
CBSsports.com-Round 1 Selection #5 Jacksonville Jaguars
Walterfootball.com-Round 1 Selection #5 Jacksonville Jaguars

Final Analysis

Should the knee check out, and Jack has demonstrated that he should return to form, he is a slam dunk player. He doesn’t just solidify a position for a team but can solidify a whole positional unit or even a defense.

Next: Sports Illustrated Predicts 3 Bruins Going in the First 3 Rounds of the NFL Draft

Final Grade: Top 10 Pick