Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that UCLA LB Myles Jack is not on the Giants’ draft board in regards to the No. 1 overall pick, due to concerns about his knee injury.
- Raanan adds that the Giants aren’t in any position to take the risk on someone like Jack, even if he’s among the most talented players in this year’s draft.
- According to Raanan, the Giants have their sights set on Georgia LB Leonard Floyd.
There was some question as to whether the Giants could be landing spot for him now that teams in the top 10 are reportedly concerned about his long-term career. However, there’s more and more talk that Jack could drop back to the middle of round one.
Jack admitted today that his knee could eventually require microfracture surgery at some point.
“[The degenerative problems are] there, but it’s nothing extreme,” Jack told Bart Hubbuch. “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.”
Mike Mayock mentioned that he’d be “very surprised if he goes in the top 10,” per Bob Glauber.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported yesterday that Jack is vulnerable to draft slide, due to concerns about his knee.
The torn lateral meniscus Jack sustained reportedly isn’t the issue for NFL teams. Instead, the concern is in regards to fact that cartilage and bone have begun to separate in Jack’s knee, creating an osteochondral defect.
According to Rapoport, if or when he bone and cartilage fully separate, Jack will need to undergo another procedure, which would likely lead to him missing an extended period of time. Beyond that, Rapoport doesn’t rule out the possibility that he may need to have microfracture surgery.
All of this has reportedly led to some concern whether Jack will ever get a second contract in the NFL.
“Is he a four-year player or a 10-year player? But technology is better now. So we really don’t know,” a top evaluator said to Rapoport.
During his three years at UCLA, Jack recorded 178 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, one sack, four interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 19 pass defenses.
For what it’s worth, we have the Giants taking Leonard Floyd at No. 10 overall in our recently updated 2016 NFL Mock Draft.