UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was hoping to be cleared to run for NFL scouts at his pro day, but that’s going to have to wait.
According to Sam Famer of the Los Angeles Times, Jack didn’t complete his workout at UCLA yesterday, pushing back his 40-yard dash to April 1 as he continues his rehabilitation from a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.
Jack did do positional drills, the vertical jump (40 inches) and the broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches), and said he felt like he was around 80 percent healthy.
“It was important for me to come out, show face, move around a little bit just to show people it wasn’t an urban myth or anything,” Jack said. “I’m really here, I can move around.”
While his testing numbers were good, he said he expects them to get better as he heals. He said he figured he’d run his 40 in the 4.5-second to 4.6 second range, and that he’s still working himself into football shape, and admitted a bit of disappointment at dropping an interception as the Chargers put him through defensive back drills.
“I felt good,” Jack said. “That’s really the first time I’ve done that since I got injured. It’s good to know where I’m at. I’ve got a lot of work to do, but I can for sure do all those drills. I think I have a workout with them at some point, so I’ll clean all that up.”
Health is the only real issue with Jack at this point, as he’s a top-10 caliber prospect if he’s well. Showing teams he’s ready to return to the kind of dominant form he displayed in college might drive that status even higher.