Myles Jack has been speculated to possibly go to the San Francisco 49ers with the 7th pick in the 2016 draft. That is, if he's still on the board. The one negative that possibly could hurt his draft stock was a knee injury (torn meniscus) that ended his 2015 season. Knee injuries can end careers or slow down potential prospects, but not when you're Myles Jack. Roll it:
Here's @MylesJack doing some LB drills. Working on cutting angles/acceleration/deceleration. pic.twitter.com/t2IcQs8Is7— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) March 28, 2016
ACL, MCL, sprained ligaments, cutting like that is mighty impressive and a great sign for the young prospect.
ESPN's Stephania Bell also tweeted this out:
Spent today watching @MylesJack doing high-level workouts. He says his knee feels great. "Just muscle memory now." pic.twitter.com/9s7KT7PapF— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) March 28, 2016
If Jack is ready to go on a roster and take some punishing hits remains to be seen. He can cut, run, and look superb, but the real test will be when he hits the practice field with his new team and is mentally ready to get physical. From the looks of things, he may be just fine.
The big question is if he's available at number 7 and if he is, if this type of recovery is good enough for Trent Baalke. Would you take him with the number 7 pick after seeing this?