Myles Jack will be an impact player for Jacksonville Jaguars
Myles Jack would immediately bolster the Jacksonville Jaguars defense, providing the team with a linebacker capable of doing it all.
While the Jacksonville Jaguars are considering plenty of options on defense in the 2016 NFL Draft, linebacker Myles Jack could be the most complete player available at fifth overall.
Examining players like cornerback/safety Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Joey Bosa in comparison to Jack gives hope that the Jaguars are capable of getting at least one top-flight player at any position when they find themselves on the clock at the top of the first round.
If Jack is that player available, the Jags will snag an excellent linebacker who promises to be a foundation piece for years to come.
In his visit to the Jaguars, Myles Jack talks about coming to the Jags defense and being an impact player. “You need to draft Myles Jack because he’s going to come in and he’s going to be an impact player. He’s going to work hard,” says the predicted top-five pick. He also talks about always being around the ball and not wanting to call somebody out just yet because he is still focused on getting into the league before starting to make his mark.
The Jaguars are blessed with all of the options available to them in 2016. They could go any direction in the first round – preferably on defense – and there is no doubt that they can land someone who can contribute in some way.
Jack, who is a strong tackler and speedy coverage player who flies to the ball, provides the Jags with an improvement at linebacker. He won’t be expected to do it all on his own, with a strong core of Paul Posluszny and Telvin Smith helping to balance out the mid-level of the defense, but he will certainly make his presence felt. Whether inside or outside, he’s ready to make plays.
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The real question for Jack is, will he be around at fifth overall? It seems likely that other teams will pass on him in favor of other top talents like Laremy Tunsil, Jalen Ramsey, or Joey Bosa (not to mention the available quarterbacks) which could leave Jack to the Jaguars by default. If that is the case, the Jags could happily take Jack without having to make the tough decision of deciding which player to solve which problem.