Once considered a lock as a top-five pick, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack spent more than three painful hours in the green room in Chicago and didn’t hear his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft after reports of a serious issue with his knee torpedoed his draft stock. Reports indicated that the cartilage in his surgically repaired right knee was separating away from the bone after he tore the meniscus in September.
He told NFL Network on the pre-draft red carpet that he was not worried about his knee.
— NFL (@NFL) April 28, 2016
Teammates (former and present) and even opponents took to Twitter to support Jack during his draft free fall.
Sleepin on @MylesJack. Watch what happens.
— Devin Lucien (@D_Lucien15) April 29, 2016
My bro @MylesJack will be the best LB to play in the NFL in this draft class and every team that didn’t take him is going to be hurt.
— Jaleel Wadood (@OGLeel_2) April 29, 2016