2016 NFL Draft: 10 Most Explosive Prospects in the Draft

September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Olamide Zaccheaus (33) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Olamide Zaccheaus (33) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Olamide Zaccheaus (33) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Olamide Zaccheaus (33) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

The 2016 NFL draft is unique in that it features two of the most explosive linebacker prospects to come along in a long time. I broke down Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith in the previous slide and now it’s time for UCLA’s Myles Jack to get his due.

Like Smith, Jack is dealing with an injury but his occurred early in year and he’s expected to be ready for the combine. This is important because Jack is the type of athlete who’ll put up eye-popping numbers in the combine workouts.

However, this isn’t just an athlete playing football as Jack possesses elite instincts and passion for the game. Jack makes plays all over the field including in the backfield and from sideline to sideline. His coverage skills are rare for a linebacker and something that separates him from other prospects.

UCLA was so comfortable with Jack’s coverage ability that they often asked him to line up in the slot and deal with receivers. He’s able to make such an impact on the game because of his explosive burst and ability to close on the football.

If Jack comes back with a clean bill of health at the combine there’s no reason he shouldn’t crack the top-10.

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