Laremy Tunsil might not be the only top 10 pick in this year’s draft to avoid running a 40-yard dash before he’s chosen.
According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack won’t have a personal pro day prior to the draft, and might not have a timed 40 for teams to refer to.
Of course, speed’s much more of a part of Jack’s game than Tunsil’s, as the Ole Miss left tackle won’t have to run that far unless something goes horribly wrong.
But Jack’s recovering from a knee injury last year, and didn’t run the 40 at UCLA’s pro day two weeks ago. There was some suggestion he might have his own workout on Friday, but that won’t happen now.
“He’s close, but he’s not totally ready, and I’m not gonna let him go out there and run an average time,” Jack’s agent, John Thornton, said. “He’s going back to Indy for a medical recheck on April 14th and 15th, so he won’t be doing anything before then. If there’s time — and if he can prepare the way he needs to prepare — he might run for a specific team in a private workout. But I feel like most of them have seen what they need to see.”
Even without playing most of last year because of a torn meniscus in September, Jack is expected to be a top 10 pick. Concerns about a college knee injury didn’t keep Todd Gurley from being drafted that high a year ago.
Thornton said Jack was “85-90 percent” right now, and as good as he is, that will create a bit of breath-holding for teams near the top of the draft who would otherwise be climbing over themselves to get to him.