brown bomber Posted December 2, 2015 Share Posted December 2, 2015 Myles Jack LB UCLAJack is a third-year junior and a three-year starter for UCLA. He also has some experience as a running back for the Bruins. He announced earlier this year after a knee injury that he will give up the remainder of his college eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.Based on the way UCLA uses Jack he can be a difficult guy to scout. While listed as a linebacker, he often plays walked off over a receiver and plays much more in coverage than most linebackers. He is a great athlete and that allows UCLA to use him the way they do.Size 610 238 4.55 (all estimates)Strong Points Has great overall athleticism, moves around and can run like a defensive back. Has easy change of direction and body control with loose hips to turn and run. Shows top instincts and is around the ball. Is a good hitter and can shed on the move. Shows very good overall tackling ability both at the line of scrimmage and in space. Is effective as a pass rusher. Rare cover skills for a linebacker.Weak Points Does not play to his measured size. Plays more like a 220 pound guy. Not a physical point of attack player. Would rather elude blocks than take them on at the point of attack. Better in space than he is in tight quarters.Summation Jack is almost a man without a position. Is not your prototypical linebacker and isnt used that way. On base downs he often is lined up five to six yards off the line. Has great speed and athleticism and most offensive players cant outrun him. He is an excellent pursuit player with great range. He is not a top point of attack inside run stuffer. Can be slow to shed when blocked by big people. He is much better when on the move. He would rather elude a block than have to stack at the line of scrimmage. He is often walked off in coverage and lined up over a slot or inside receiver. Has defensive back movement skills and is very good in man or zone coverage. Shows outstanding mirror skills for a linebacker. His coverage skills separate him from other linebackers. He is effective as a blitzer coming off the edge. Again he will often try and elude the blocker or use moves. He is not a bull rusher. Has a great burst coming off blocks.Overall, Jack is a different type a player and he is not a fit for all schemes. I feel his best position is as a Will linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. He might be able to play inside in a 3-4 but he needs to improve his ability to take on and shed blocks. Because of his outstanding athleticism and cover skills, some teams may use him as a strong safety. He will need a period of adjustment when he gets to the NFL but he has something special to him and when he is ready he wont come off the field. Some teams will use him as a nickel linebacker early on while he makes the adjustment to the NFL. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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