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Back in September, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was the No. 1 draft prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. He fell off of that perch when he tore meniscus in his knee and missed the rest of the season. But the further we’ve gotten in the offseason, the more of that status he’s gotten back to as he is now projected into the top-5 by a lot of draft experts.
He drew a huge turnout as the main attraction for UCLA’s pro day Tuesday with scouts from all 32 NFL teams on hand. They were eager to see Jack work out on his surgically repaired knee and outside of not running the 40-yard dash on Tuesday, he didn’t disappoint.
In position drills, Jack looked a bit rusty at times but you can tell that’s the same guy he was at UCLA. In the testing he did participate in, he showed that he’s still explosive with a 40-inch vertical and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. The vertical would have tied for eighth best for everyone that participated at the combine and the broad jump was good for fourth among linebackers.
The word on Jack right now is that he’s at around 80 percent coming back from his injury right now. That’s how ridiculous of an athlete he is and he’s going to give NFL scouts another taste of it. On April 1, Jack is expected to participate in another Pro Day and in this one, he plans to run the 40.
The NFL world over can’t wait for that one!