Myles Jack has always been celebrated as a jack of all trades. His rare athletic ability allows him to roam freely between positions, but as the former UCLA Bruin is entering his second year in the NFL, Jack is starting to find his steady home.
During organized team activities with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jack has taken up the starting middle linebacker role. He told reporters it was a “relief” to have one position instead of bouncing between all three linebacker roles like last year.
“It’s definitely been great because now I know exactly what I’m doing and I can focus these next couple months exactly on what I’m doing,” Jack told ESPN late last month.
While relieved to find his role on the team, Jack told reporters he was nervous about the change because it meant displacing Paul Posluszny. Jack felt uncomfortable approaching the 10-year veteran, but has been receiving advice from Posluszny on how to play the position.
“Poz is such a professional,” Jack told the Florida Times-Union. “He was like OK, lets get it right. If this is what it takes to win, this is what we’re going to do.”
Links from the past few weeks on some other former Bruins going through OTAs:
- Jim Wyatt, the Tennessee Titans’ team reporter, wrote in a mailbag that rookie Jayon Brown is having an impressive start to his professional career and should make an impact in his first year.
- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy tells ESPN that 2016 first-round pick Kenny Clark is “crushing it in the weight room”
- Things between Paul Perkins and the New York Giants got serious when the team didn’t make a strong effort to add another running back this offseason.
- Fabian Moreau is still rehabbing from a pectoral injury, but the Washington Redskin cornerback said he’s hoping to get back on the field by August or September before his rookie season.