Buffalo Bills: 2016 Draft Linebacker Options Part I

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September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Albert Reid (5) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Albert Reid (5) runs the ball against the defense of UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Myles Jack, UCLA

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 245 lbs

Projected Round: 1

In September, Myles Jack tore his meniscus in practice which ended his season. Despite coming back from an injury, Jack will likely be off the board when the Buffalo Bills pick at No. 19.  The draft is always unpredictable which means there is still a slim chance he could be available when the Bills pick.

He was one of the top rated linebackers in college football coming into the 2015 season.  He is very athletic and has an explosive burst.  Myles is so quick that he even played running back throughout his career at UCLA, but mostly during his first season.

In the NFL, he could play outside linebacker, inside linebacker, or even safety because of his dynamic talent.  The fact that he is able to play safety speaks volumes about his skills when it comes to coverage.  His hands are good for a linebacker which gives him playmaker potential. He has great instincts and his ceiling is extremely high due to his rare athletic abilities.

Jack could use some improvement with his blitzing skills. He’s not a very powerful hitter, but he still finds ways to make tackles.  Myles would benefit from putting on a couple more pounds of muscle to accommodate for the bigger players in the NFL compared with college.

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