UCLA linebacker Myles Jack could be in a bit of a skid at the moment, and when he talked the day before the 2016 NFL Draft, he may have only served to grease the wheels.
A knee injury early in his final season is the only reason to doubt the talented player, but some are worried that he’s not a viable long-term player because of a right knee that will eventually need more invasive work done on it.
“[The degenerative problems are] there, but it’s nothing extreme,” Jack said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “Down the line, possibly I could have microfracture surgery — potentially. Who knows what will happen?
“Nobody knows how long anybody is going to play in this league. To play three years in this league would be above average.”
That may be true for the entire population, but teams picking at the top of the first round have more expectations of longevity. The Giants have reportedly removed Jack from their draft board altogether (after watching linebacker Jon Beason fall apart piece by piece the last few years).
“I would understand if I fell,” Jack said. “This is a talented draft class, so if I was to fall, I wouldn’t take it personally.”
That’s good to know, because every indication is he’s going to.