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Jaguars trade up for LB Myles Jack

Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey and UCLA outside linebacker Myles Jack — together. Such a combo was seemingly impossible on Thursday morning. However, that became the Jaguars beautiful reality by Friday night. A day after selecting arguably the draft’s top defensive player in Ramsey with the fifth-overall pick, the Jaguars moved up to secure another player generating best...
Via Ultimate Jaguars
8 hours ago

Jaguars traded pick they sent Michael Bennett to London to announce

The Jaguars have played a regular season game in London each of the past three seasons. For this year’s NFL Draft, Jacksonville sent defensive tackle Michael Bennett to London as part of a promotion. Unfortunately, the plan will not unfold as intended. When the second round began Friday evening, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was still available due to concerns over an injured...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LBs Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft

CHICAGO (AP) It was a long wait and a soft landing for Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. Now about those knees. The pair of athletic linebackers with health questions went early in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, with Jacksonville trading up to grab Jack two spots after Dallas selected Smith with the No. 34 overall pick. Jack and Smith were two of the biggest names still...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack: “I’m ready to play ball”

UCLA LB Myles Jack on being the No. 36 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft: “It’s just the ideal place I really wanted to go”
Via Jaguars.com
10 hours ago

GM David Caldwell: Jack worth risk

Jaguars GM David Caldwell: UCLA LB Myles Jack’s talent made him worth risk early in Round 2 of 2016 NFL Draft
Via Jaguars.com
11 hours ago

Jack Goes to Jax As Jags Trade Up

The Jacksonville Jaguars got "three good looks" at the injured right knee of UCLA star Myles Jack and were satisfied with the results. Still, it took an emotional tug for general manager Dave Caldwell to get Jack to Jacksonville.
Via Sports On Earth
11 hours ago

Jacksonville Jaguars trade up to get Myles Jack with No. 36 pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up two spots to select UCLA standout Myles Jack with the NFL Draft's 36th pick. The highly-regarded linebacker was widely considered one of the draft's top picks until knee issues kept him out of Round 1. But the Jaguars traded the 38th and 146th (fifth round) overall picks to Baltimore to nab the 20-year-old Jack early on in Round 2.The highly-athletic...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

LBs Jack, Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft

CHICAGO (AP) The wait is over for injured linebackers Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. Considering how long it could have been, they will take it. Jacksonville traded up to grab Jack with the fifth pick of the second round on Friday, two spots after Dallas selected Smith in the NFL draft. Jack was considered a potential top-five pick at one point, but concerns about his right knee...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars trade up in 2nd round to take UCLA's Myles Jack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with the 36th overall pick in the NFL draft, landing a speedy player with huge upside who is recovering from a serious knee injury.If Jack returns to form, the Jaguars could have the steal of the draft.Jacksonville traded up two spots to get Jack, who had been widely projected to go early...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars trade up to draft UCLA standout Jack in 2nd round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with the 36th overall pick in the NFL draft, landing a speedy player with huge upside who is recovering from a serious knee injury. If Jack returns to form, the Jaguars could have the steal of the draft. Jacksonville traded up two spots to get Jack, who had been widely projected to go early...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pick No. 36: Jaguars select LB Myles Jack

Jaguars select UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with the No. 36 selection of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft
Via Jaguars.com
13 hours ago

Ed Werder: Myles Jack knee ‘more troubling’ than Jaylon Smith

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack stumbled out of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and it mostly had to do with his knee problems. It looks like his knee is going to be a big factor on when or even if he gets drafted this weekend. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that Jack has fallen because teams are worried about his injury and one member of the NFL medical personnel said that it doesn’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack responds to health questions with dunking video (Video)

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack fell out of the first round Thursday night because of knee concerns despite being one of the more highly-rated prospects in the draft. On Friday, Jack seemed intent on trying to soothe those concerns. In a video Jack posted to his Twitter account, the linebacker was seen throwing down a slam dunk without any issue. pic.twitter.com/lwXRusQyp1 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack reportedly not expected to attend second day of the NFL Draft

Going into last night’s NFL Draft, there was a plenty of speculation on whether or not UCLA linebacker Myles Jack would be drafted in the top ten. Well by the end of the night, Jack name wasn’t called at all in the first round. So with the second day of the draft to start later today, it looks like he won’t be around if his name gets called. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN...
Via No Guts, No Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack doesn’t need microfracture surgery, tweets video of himself dunking

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was expected to a be a sure-fire first round pick during Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, but surprisingly the 20-year-old never heard his named called on day one. Teams appeared to be wary of drafting Jack because of a knee injury he suffered in college. Jack admitted he could need microfracture surgery to the New York Post.  “[The...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Myles Jack, Quarterbacks, Draft, & Broncos

Myles Jack Adam Schefter reports that Dr. James Andrews, who examined UCLA LB Myles Jack’s in December, told him today that he does not need micro-fracture surgery. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are among at least a few teams who are concerned about Jack’s knee. An NFL head coach tells Werder that his team is “50-50” on Jack and referred him as having...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

7 NFL players who overcame Myles Jack's biggest red flag

For months, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was viewed as one of the five best players in the 2016 NFL Draft. He's an uber-athletic linebacker who can do everything from stonewalling a running back behind the line of scrimmage to covering a wide receiver 30 yards down the field. There isn't much he can't do on a football field. Yet, he took a dramatic tumble down draft boards on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack’s Insurance Policy Reportedly Kicks In At No. 45 Overall

Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that UCLA LB Myles Jack’s loss of value insurance policy will kick in at the No. 45 overall pick. At that point, Jack would be paid about $60,000 per pick from then on and can collect up to $5 million. Jack wound up dropping out of the first round last night, due to the concerns regarding his knee injury. An NFL medical source tells ESPN’s Ed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Myles Jack Tweets Video Of Himself Dunking After Slipping In NFL Draft Over Knee Concerns

Myles Jack was once thought of as a lock to go in the top 10 of the 2016 NFL Draft, but the former UCLA linebacker was not one of the 31 players who heard their names called during the first round Thursday night.  The former Bruins’ star admitted before the draft that he might need microfracture surgery on his knee. Jack missed most of the 2015 college football season after tearing...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Myles Jack Filmed Himself Throwing Down a Monster Two-Handed Dunk to Prove He's Healthy

Myles Jack might not have to wait much longer to hear his name called at the 2016 NFL Draft. The former UCLA linebacker was a projected top-10 pick at one point, but concerns about the health of his right knee and rumblings about a potential need for micro-fracture surgery have caused him to tumble out of the first round. Perhaps in an effort to prove his knee is doing just...
Via Stack
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Myles Jack, Bills, Dolphins, Jets, & Ravens

Myles Jack Panthers GM Dave Gettleman confirmed that the comments made by UCLA LB Myles Jack in which he admitted he may need microfracture surgery at some point played a role in their decision to pass on him at end of round one. “Not after what he said today,” Gettleman said when asked if he was surprised that Jacks was still on the board, via Pro Football Talk. “Very frankly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Myles Jack, Jaylon Smith, Browns, Chargers & Cowboys

Myles Jack & Jaylon Smith Matt Miller reports that both UCLA LB Myles Jack and Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith both have insurance policies that protected them from falling out of the first round. Browns Mary Kay Cabot writes that the Browns should consider taking Michigan State QB Connor Cook with the N0. 32 overall pick. Browns executive VP Sashi Brown told reporters that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack falls out of NFL Draft’s first round due to knee concerns

Largely considered one of the best players in the 2016 NFL Draft, Myles Jack did not hear his name called on Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Jack played in just three games in his 2015 junior season at UCLA, totaling 15 tackles, and one interception. He suffered a torn right meniscus in practice last September, and never played another game. Jack had limited...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack may have made things worse for himself by talking

NFL teams knew Myles Jack’s knee was an issue, after poking at it thoroughly at the Scouting Combine and the subsequent medical re-check. But it might have been something the talented-but-injured UCLA linebacker said about his condition that scared a number of teams away, as much as the condition itself. After Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Rough night for Myles Jack as UCLA star falls out of first round

For all the storylines that came out throughout the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft, one of the biggest wasn't about who went where, but instead, who wasn't drafted at all. That would be Myles Jack, the versatile linebacker from UCLA.Jack was the lynchpin of the Bruins' defense, before suffering a season-ending knee injury prior to UCLA's fourth game of the season against Arizona...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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