With the 36th pick of the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Myles Jack, linebacker, UCLA.
In the biggest surprise of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Bruins star linebacker Myles Jack fell into the second round before being selected by Jacksonville.
Jack was projected as high as a top 5 pick in the draft, but pre-draft concerns about the knee injury that ended his Bruin career 3 games into his junior season proved to be a huge factor. Myles was widely regarded as one of the very best football players in the entire draft and was projected as high as 4 or 5. Reports yesterday that his cartilage was separating from the tibial plateau and that he may be facing microfracture surgery clearly terrified NFL teams as no one would even risk a first round pick.
If that knee turns out to be ok, his unique combination of speed, strength, athleticism, and leadership qualities is going to make a lot of teams very sorry they passed on him.
Myles becomes the 26th Bruin currently active in the NFL, following DT Kenny Clark's selection yesterday, and with many more to come over the next 2 days.
Congratulations, Myles! Time to go punish 31 other teams.
For more information on Myles, please check out our Draft Profile of Myles Jack.