Scouting Report: Myles Jack

Player Background:

An incredibly versatile athlete and playmaker on the football field.  Myles Jack created waves as a freshman winning the PAC 12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and First Team Freshman All-American.  Jack was forced to become a two way player due to injury and start at running back for the Bruins.  He averaged 7 yds per carry on offense and had 75 tackles on defense as a linebacker, second to only Kenny Easley.  Myles Jack was also a finalist for the Paul Hornung award as the nation’s most versatile player.

Strengths:

Jack is a versatile player on the defensive side of the ball.  He has elite athleticism with the ability to run and chase, cover and make plays in the backfield.  Jack is such an elite athlete that teams worked him out as a safety at the UCLA pro day.

At 6’1″ and 245lbs, Myles Jack has the speed, size and strength to play all the linebacker positions.  He will be able to match up with pass catching tight ends as an outside linebacker, cover running backs and rush the passer.  Jack has the type of explosiveness that will also allow him to shed blockers and disrupt the run game of opponents.

Weaknesses:

Myles Jack is not the most instinctive player, though he has sufficient instincts to find the ball.

He injured his knee in his final college season and teams will have to ensure that he checks out medically.  Jack tore his meniscus prior to the start of the season in a non-contact drill.

Projection:

Myles Jack is an elite prospect at the linebacker position and his versatility will serve him well at the next level.  Jack is best suited to play in space to best utilize his athleticism and coverage ability.  Jack has an infectious energy and the ability to lead through example.  He projects similarly to Thomas Davis, the type of linebacker that can have an immediate impact on all three downs.

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