Myles Jack is the heart and soul of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
The Jaguars made several additions to their defense this offseason. They signed cornerback Shaquill Griffin, defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and safety Rayshawn Jenkins. They also drafted safety Andre Cisco and defensive tackle Jay Tufele. All these players will have a big role in Jacksonville but linebacker Myles Jack remains the leader of the unit.
The UCLA product has experienced the highs and lows of playing in Jacksonville. By his own admission, Jack thought things were easy in the NFL when the Jags made the AFC Championship in just his second year in the league. However, he quickly realized how difficult is to consistently win at the pro level after earning just 12 victories over the last three years.
In spite of the Jaguars’ inability to win games, Jack has played at a high level over his five-year career. However, he hasn’t reached his ceiling. In 2020, he made Pro Football Focus’ midseason All-Pro team but wasn’t consistent enough to finish the year as one of the top linebackers in the NFL. Head coach Urban Meyer has also said that the former Bruin can improve and even pointed out he was a bit overweight, which he has already taken care of.
With a new coaching staff in place, this may be the year Jack puts it together and becomes an elite linebacker. Wouldn’t it be great to see one of the best defenders on the Jaguars’ roster be named First-Team All-Pro?