UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is considered arguably the top prospect at his position in this year’s draft. In some circles, he’s even considered the top overall defensive player, ahead of even Florida State safety Jalen Ramsey. Jack is ridiculously athletic, able to range the entire field in both the run game and against the pass. He played running back in addition to linebacker during his college career, and he worked on some snaps as a safety and a slot corner as well.
On the field, he is everything you look for in an elite prospect. But … he has degenerative knee issues. Jack admitted as much on Wednesday, the day before the draft.
“(The degenerative problems are) there, but it’s nothing extreme,” Jack said, per the New York Post. “Down the line, possibly I could have microfracture surgery — potentially. Who knows what will happen? Nobody knows how long anybody is going to play in this league. To play three years in this league would be above average.”
Jack is correct in stating that three years would be an above-average career, but that’s not exactly the kind of thing teams want to hear from their first-round pick. They want a decade
Article source: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25569853/myles-jack-admits-he-could-eventually-need-microfracture-surgery-on-his-knee
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