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Prospect Profile: Myles Jack




Height:6 feet, 1 inch |Weight:245 pounds

College Stats

2015:Jack started the first three games for UCLA before suffering a knee injury in practice. Shortly after, he left the team to begin rehab. Jack was credited with 15 tackles over three games and also recorded an interception against BYU.

Career:Jack started 28 of 29 games played over three seasons at UCLA. He recorded 178 tackles, four interceptions, 15.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and 19 passes broken up.

Combine Results:

Bench press: 19 reps

*Jack did not compete in any other on-field drills at the combine, due to injury. *

Summary:Jack played a stint at running back as a freshman, contributing seven rushing touchdowns. In 2013, he earned both the Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year awards and was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player. Jack's experience at running back translates to an athletic, multi-dimensional option for teams at the linebacker position.

Jack made an immediate impact on UCLA's football program. He started 12 of 13 games in 2013 and tallied 75 tackles, second-most by a true freshman in UCLA history. Jack made two interceptions in 2013, returning one for a touchdown in the Sun Bowl. During the 2014 season, Jack recorded 88 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and seven passes defensed. He registered double-digit tackles in two games and returned an interception 41 yards against Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl.

Stacking up:NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks both ranked Jack as the number two linebacker prospect in their pre-combine position rankings, and Daniel Jeremiah ranked Jack third overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine.

"Even though [Jack's] season was cut short by injury this year, in the tape I watched, I saw a different guy this year than in past years," Mayock said in a media conference call. "He was more physical, more confident in his physicality, able to come down and take on guards, tackles, fullbacks. I saw a guy who was more of a finesse player earlier in his career turn into a true linebacker [in 2015]."

Vikings connection:The Vikings are no strangers to UCLA linebackers, as they drafted Anthony Barr in 2014 and Eric Kendricks in 2015. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Jack said he looked up to his older teammates.

"Anthony [Barr] was kind of the beginning, and then I was kind of in awe of them," Jack said. "When I first stepped on campus, I wanted to be just like them. When Anthony left, it was Eric. I just kind of followed Eric, listened to everything he said, watched how seriously he took the game, and it's paid off. Hopefully the next wave of guys out of UCLA will follow that same suit."

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