The 2016 NFL Combine gets going a week from Tuesday, and one notable name will not be a full participant. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack told ESPN he will do the bench press, take part in team interviews, and run through the medical check. He will not take part in any of the on-field drills.
In talking with ESPN at his workout institute's media day, Jack said he feels great, and was cleared to begin running and cutting on January 22. He said he expects to be fully cleared in March. I imagine they are taking a cautious approach so as to avoid any kind of aggravation before the draft. If he had injured the knee during the season, I imagine he would be ready to go for the offseason workout program, but even that might be delayed to remain cautious.
The San Francisco 49ers have been connected to Jack off and on this draft season. He and Jaylon Smith are the two most notable injured players mocked to the 49ers. Smith faces a longer recovery for his torn ACL and LCL, but reports have suggested he might be ready by Week 1 of the 2016 season. It sounds like Jack would be good to go for the May rookie minicamp, but if the 49ers were to draft him, I wonder if they would keep him out of on-field work until training camp?