-I honestly can't recall seeing a better athlete play the linebacker position. Jack is a ubiquity, always around the ball and has extremely fluid hips for the position. Will test out of the gym at the Combine in Indy if healthy, but his athleticism is only the tip of the iceberg for Jack.
-How good is he in pass coverage? Jack oftentimes even lines up at cornerback. I'm not talking slight shift over to nickel and pick up a tight end in zone - I'm taking out on an island, 1 on 1 man coverage on the opposing team's best wide receiver and totally shutting him down at 6'1 232 lbs. He lined up against Tyler freaking Lockett and bodied him in the 2014 Valero Alamo Bowl.
-Outstanding change of direction and agility. He keeps his feet active when processing his assignment in zone coverage. He might finish the 3 Cone before they even blow the whistle.
-Another thing to love about Jack's game is he brings some nasty on each play. He puts attitude into every hit and once the ball is snapped, he is like a dog hunting a rabbit, focused on the task at hand. Unreal motor and tremendous stamina.
-Jack is a violent striker but will also not be so selfish as to sacrifice making a technically sound tackle to stop a runner short of the sticks. Outstanding football intelligence and situational awareness.
-In run defense, Jack hardly gives up any ground upon contact with the ball-carrier, even when the runner is at full speed.
-If a team also has deficiencies in short yardage or goal line situations, guess what? You can plug Jack in there and let him punch it in for six. Allowing offensive players to have a role in the Red Zone is becoming increasingly popular (JJ Watt, Dontari Poe, Tyson Alualu), and for a team like, say, the Jaguars, who had mind-numbing challenges punching it in at the goal line, Jack can provide added value.
-Obviously, scouts and team medical personnel will do all sorts of poking, prodding and pushing at the Combine to see if Jack has fully recovered from his torn meniscus that sidelined him for the majority of the 2015 season. Jack is reportedly going to be a full participant in Indy, and if that's the case and he performs well, this issue may be moot.
-His mensicus may not be the only thing that's torn. Scouts may be torn as to exactly where his best fit will be in the NFL. Could he play safety? Is he a mike or outside backer? Will he want to continue to play running back like he did in UCLA? Don't overthink things - wherever you line him up, he'll probably be your best player.
-Jack is so passionate and hungry to make plays that sometimes he will take undisciplined mediums to get there. He was flagged twice for facemask/horse collar tackles in the Virginia game.
-Jack will occasionally get washed out when blitzing or trying to penetrate into the backfield, especially by pulling guards. It's almost as if he is moving too fast, and linemen just use his swiftness to continue to guide him along and out of the rush lane.
-To be honest, besides what is listed above and the meniscus injury, there are not many weaknesses to Jack's game. Anything more would really just be nit-picking. His attitude, athleticism and preparation can make him a special prospect, and perhaps the highest I have ever rated
-Jack is a great interview and seems like a well-spoken, mature young man. You can feel his passion and love for the game when he speaks.
-Jack played both running back and linebacker at Bellevue High School in Washington, where he finished with his Senior year with 98 tackles and 24.0 sacks, leading Bellevue to a 14-0 record.
-Jack also participated in Track & Field at Bellevue, where he ran the 200m (personal best 22.12 seconds) and 400m (personal best 49.05 seconds). He was also a member of the 2013 state 3A champion 4x100m(41.64) and 4x400m (3:20.12) relay teams.
-Jack was a four star recruit coming out of high school and Rivals' #16 rated OLB.
GRADE: 89 OVERALL
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NFL PLAYER COMPARISON: Bobby Wagner
40 YARD TIME: 4.56 (reported)
BENCH PRESS: TBD
3 CONE DRILL: TBD
SHORT SHUTTLE: TBD
VERTICAL JUMP: TBD
BROAD JUMP: TBD
BEST TEAM FITS: Cowboys (MLB), Jaguars (MLB), 49ers (LILB), Dolphins (MLB), Giants (MLB), Raiders (MLB)
PROJECTION: Top 10
MYLES JACK CAREER STATS
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