Myles Jack's Knee Is "A Time Bomb"


Myles Jack is widely considered one of the top players in the 2016 NFL Draft, but the health of his right knee could completely derail his stock. In fact, some teams have taken Jack completely off their draft boards because of concerns over his slow recovery from surgery for a torn lateral meniscus.

After medical rechecks on the knee Friday, many teams expressed concern over what they saw. In fact, one NFL source told the Philadelphia News’ Les Bowen that Jack’s knee was “a time bomb.”

That’s a huge problem for the UCLA linebacker as the draft approaches. He was a sure-fire top 10 pick just a few weeks ago, but the more teams look at his knee, the more questions they have.

One of the main worries is that Jack won’t be healthy enough to have a long career. Jonathan Vilma is someone Bowen’s source compared him to:

And it isn’t just a source from Bowen reporting major concerns for Jack:

Look, I’ve broken down the tape and there is zero doubt Jack is an absolute stud. The problem for him is that he’s only a dominant player when he’s healthy. The fact that he torn his meniscus in September and isn’t back to 100 percent yet is a major concern. When you throw potential future problems on to that, you get a guy whose draft stock is plummeting as the big day approaches.