Atlanta Falcons: Five first round options at pick 17
2) Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
Myles Jack is one of the most intriguing players in this year’s draft. Jack made headlines after tearing his meniscus to start the season and elected to forgo his senior season and leave school I’m preparation for the NFL.
There is always concern when a player is coming off of injury, but Jack is already well ahead of the game. If everything goes to plan, Jack will be ready to go for the 2016 NFL Combine. The recovery time for a torn meniscus is anywhere from 4-6 months and would be sitting at roughly five months once the combine rolls around.
Jack has a lot of skills that the Falcons are in desperate need of. His speed and awareness very well could be the best in the draft and would likely win a starting job right out of the gate. Strength is an issue for Jack, but his ability to rush the passer and drop back into coverage makes up for it.
Jack is being mocked anywhere from 10-20 and has a very good chance of falling to 17 and if he does, I have a hard time seeing the Falcons pass on a player like him. Not to mention Jack is coached by former Falcons head coach Jim Mora Jr. Hmmm.