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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
April 29, 2016  |  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
April 29, 2016  |  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
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers select DT Kenny Clark in first round of NFL Draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers filled a need on defense by taking tackle Kenny Clark from UCLA with the 27th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.Clark played three years at UCLA, starting all 13 games in 2015 and making 29 consecutive starts overall. A team captain, Clark had 75 tackles and six sacks for the Bruins last season.The first three hours of the draft shook...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack's draft stock is falling, and he might be partly to blame

With the first round of the NFL Draft just hours away, it appears former UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack's stock is falling.There long have been concerns about Jack's troublesome right knee -- his junior season ended after only three games last year because of an injury to that knee -- and he did little to calm those concerns Wednesday.Speaking to the New York Post, Jack admitted...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Myles Jack could ‘tumble’ out of top 10 picks

The short- and long-term health of Myles Jack’s right knee could reportedly cause the UCLA linebacker to “tumble” out of the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams have serious questions about both the immediate status of the knee and what any resulting procedure could do to the longevity of his NFL career. Jack had his right...
Via The Sports Daily
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Myles Jack has ‘chondral defect’ in knee

One problem that former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has been facing over the last few weeks is the status of his knee that he had operated during the 2015 season. He missed the remainder of the year because of the injury and surgery and now it looks like there could be some reason behind teams’ concern for Jack. According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Jack has a chondral defect...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Myles Jack's stock could drop due to knee condition

One of the top storylines heading into the NFL Draft has been the health of UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. Now just days before the first round kicks off in Chicago, Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that Jack’s knee has a “chondral defect.” Dug a little -- Per sources, issue for UCLA LB Myles Jack is a chondral defect in his right knee. Problem it'll be for him is up...
Via Sportsnaut
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA wraps up spring practice with new offense and receivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jim Mora will not put a name on UCLA's new offense, but the coach does have a few names in mind for replacing three of the Bruins' most productive wide receivers. While much of the focus has been on the transition from a spread attack to one that will operate under center and use tight ends and fullbacks, replacing departed receivers Jordan Payton, Thomas Duarte...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins show off their new look during final spring football practice

LOS ANGELES – UCLA’s final practice Saturday wasn’t your typical end to spring football. How could it be, after all, when the field was just 75 yards long? Anyone upset by that wasn’t in the crowd for the Bruins’ Spring Showcase at Drake...
Via The OC Register
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA running backs Starks, Jamabo and Olorunfunmi embrace scheme change, chance to get 'dirty yards'

LOS ANGELES – Last spring, all eyes were on Josh Rosen during UCLA’s annual spring game, the freshman quarterback having significantly heightened interest in Bruins football before he ever took a snap in a game. Rosen will be taking snaps again...
Via The OC Register
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack insists knee is fine

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has seen his stock fall this month due to concerns over a knee injury suffered last season, but he himself states that he is fine and believes the concerns are a smokescreen. “As far as my knee goes, it’s absolutely fine. I’ve been working out for teams,” Jack told The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday. “I think you guys have seen the videos...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA's Thomas Duarte embraces being a role model

Thomas Duarte came from one of the most prestigious high school programs in the nation. California's Mater Dei has produced multiple Heisman winners (John Huarte and Matt Leinart). Duarte, though, was enough of an impact player as a receiver/linebacker that the program retired his No. 18 jersey. Duarte, who will be drafted next week by an NFL team after a productive career at UCLA...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says UCLA AD Dan Guerrero voted incorrectly on satellite camps

Two weeks ago, Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that most Pac-12 programs are for satellite camps, and that he didn’t know why the conference voted against it. According to Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has an answer: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero voted the wrong way. New twist in satellite camp ban. Pac-12 commish Larry Scott...
Via College Spun
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Despite some key losses, UCLA still has a 'buffet of wide receivers' available to Josh Rosen

LOS ANGELES – It’s a bit of an anomaly that the Bruins say they are moving toward a more run-oriented offense at a time when the UCLA program has a roster full of potential at the wide receiver spots. The last week of spring practice started...
Via The OC Register
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL source calls Myles Jack a ‘time bomb’

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is looking to make a name for himself in the NFL this year and he will likely end up being one of the first players drafted in Chicago next week. However, there seems to be some concerns for Jack when it comes to his knee. During the 2015 season, Jack went down with an ugly knee injury early in the season, but he has been training hard to get back to full...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins QBs Mike Fafaul, Matt Lynch step up with Josh Rosen held out

LOS ANGELES – The modest gathering of fans at UCLA’s spring practice Saturday got a preview of what the Bruins offense looks like without quarterback Josh Rosen. The sophomore suffered a minor hip injury in Thursday’s practice and Coach Jim...
Via The OC Register
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack’s knee concerns several NFL teams

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack’s knee has raised concerns with several NFL teams after medical rechecks did not go well, according to a tweet from Dane Brugler of CBS Sports. I've been trying to brace my fellow Myles Jack fans for this… His rechecks did not go well for several teams. Longterm question marks. — Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 15, 2016 Jack tore his meniscus...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: No concerns over Myles Jack’s knee after medical recheck

Myles Jack was one of a handful of players who returned to Indianapolis for a medical recheck. There have been some concerns about the status of the former UCLA Bruins star’s knee, but those concerns are reportedly a thing of the past. According to ESPN’s Stephania Bell, Jack’s medical recheck “went great.” ESPN's Stephania Bell just heard from Myles Jack that his medical...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: UCLA OT Caleb Benenoch

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: UCLA OT Caleb Benenoch appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA coach Jim Mora confident QB Josh Rosen will excel in 'more detailed' offensive scheme

LOS ANGELES – Jim Mora’s brief comment Wednesday morning after spring practice was subtle, simple and perhaps more telling about how UCLA’s offense might look in 2016 compared to last year. Asked if the offensive playbook for the coming season...
Via The OC Register
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA QB Josh Rosen bashes Trump with his golf attire

UCLA star quarterback Josh Rosen is barely even old enough to vote. But we now know which presidential candidate he certainly will NOT be casting his ballot for. The 19-year-old Rosen posted a picture to Instagram on Sunday of him wearing a “F— Donald Trump” hat while golfing. I support all presidential candidates in this race for the White House. I believe in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Myles Jack a faster Ray Lewis?

There is no doubting that UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is one of the most athletically gifted players in the 2016 NFL Draft. One NFL general manager has a ton of confidence in him, comparing him to one of the best linebackers of this generation. The GM talked about Jack’s skills at the position and his ability to move all over the field. He even went so far as to call him a faster...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack visiting with 49ers this weekend

Former UCLA star linebacker Myles Jack is visiting with the San Francisco 49ers this weekend, according to a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. This is #49ers predraft visit weekend, so big names'll be in town. Like #UCLA's Myles Jack, who visited #Jags, #Ravens, & #Falcons this week — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 9, 2016 San Francisco owns the No. 7 pick in the NFL...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA's Ishmael Adams turning heads as he transitions from defensive back to receiver

LOS ANGELES – Ishmael Adams was more than happy with his role in the UCLA secondary, and was good enough to make opponents unhappy to see him on the field. Last season, the senior from Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village had two interceptions,...
Via The OC Register
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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