A week after traveling to Los Angeles for a private workout with former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell talked about Jack and that workout Friday at the team’s annual pre-draft luncheon.
“I had a chance to visit with him for quite a while,” Bradley said, per Jacksonville.com. “We had some time [with him] here and then some time there, so that part was good. Then, we put him through position-specific drills that are really based on our scheme and I thought he did a really good job with that.
“I was really impressed with him.”
The Jaguars hold the No. 5 pick in the first round. Jack is generally considered one of the draft’s top prospects, but a knee injury that ended his season and led to him dropping out of school last fall to prepare for the NFL clouds his standing on draft boards leaguewide.
Maybe a recent report from an anonymous source that called Jack’s knee “a time bomb” came from a team that hopes he slides down the board due to his knee. Or, maybe the injury is enough for the Jaguars to go in another direction with their first pick.
The Jaguars say they had previously planned to spend time with Jack individually, and they probably won’t say much else before next Thursday.
“We’ve always scheduled that we would [meet with him] privately,” Caldwell said. “He looked good. We put him through linebacker drills, change of direction, drops, bag drills.”