Former UCLA Football player Myles Jack was left waiting in the Green Room at the NFL Draft after he was not selected in the first round. So where does he go in the second (or third)?
So what happened in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft? I’ll tell you what didn’t happen… JACK!
Projected to be a Top 5 pick by many, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was left untouched in the first round of the draft. To UCLA Football fans, and fans of football in general, this is a huge shock. Though it might not be a huge shock to team owners, something the rest of us do not know.
The biggest concern here is Jack’s knee. After injuring the right meniscus and then admitting that he might need microfracture surgery, things started to slip for the two-way player.
Is his knee that big of a risk for NFL teams to not take him? Or is there more?
It is no secret that Jack’s abrupt departure from the UCLA Football team left a sour taste in a few mouths. His decision to leave the team even raised an eyebrow with Jim Mora and was not as smooth as Jack believed. Still, Mora has been a big supporter of Jack and has promoted his jump to the NFL ever since.
So now Jack faces the second round after falling out of the first. At this point, what ever team picks up the former Bruin is getting bargain.
Unfortunately, we might continue to see the slide of Jack if the concerns that plagued NFL owners and general managers in the first round are still present in the later rounds.
For example, SB Nation projects Jack to go at #38 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the 7th pick in round 2.
USA Today has him going at #36 to the Baltimore Ravens.
Sports Illustrated has him going at #40 to the New York Giants.
But don’t feel too bad for Jack. He will get chosen eventually. On top of that, he took out $5 million insurance policy, which looks like he might be collecting on, so really, he will be alright. Go Bruins!