Myles Jack, the former UCLA linebacker who fell out of the NFL draft’s first round Thursday amid concerns about his right knee, didn’t have to wait as long Friday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took Jack with the fifth pick of the second round (36th overall) after trading up with the Baltimore Ravens to acquire the selection. The Ravens acquired the Jags’ second- (38th overall) and fifth-round (146) picks in the deal.
General manager Dave Caldwell said it was time for the Jaguars to take some risks in the fourth year of their rebuild, and he believes Jack was one worth taking.
“We want to be great. We’ve got to take chances,” Caldwell said. “We’ve been pretty conservative in our time here and in our philosophy in drafting and in some of our free-agent acquisitions. There comes a point in time where we’ve got to close the talent gap, and you’re not going to do that without taking risks. This is one that we just felt [was a] calculated risk. He’s going to play out
Article source: http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2016/story/_/id/15429867/2016-nfl-draft-myles-jack-jacksonville-jaguars
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