2016 NFL Draft: Could Myles Jack Be A Raven?
All Eyes Are On Myles Jack’s Potential Landing Spots…
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dr. James Andrew has told NFL Draft hopeful, Myles Jack that he will not need micro fracture surgery. While Jack is probably frustrated that this news didn’t come out yesterday, it has created a buzz around Jack’s prospect in the second round. The Ravens have the 36th pick, which is the fifth pick of the evening. Could the Ravens land the UCLA star, and is that the direction the team should go?
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We have just under three hours until the NFL Draft gets cranked back up. There are four teams that could use the services of Jack. The Cleveland Browns start the evening off, and they need a little bit of everything. The Tennessee Titans run defense needs improving. The Dallas Cowboys ignored their defense in the first round and took Ezekiel Elliott. The San Diego Chargers drafted Joey Bosa in the first round and could continue to build the defense.
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If the Ravens want Jack they will possibly have to trade up to get him. The Ravens would be stuck in a similar situation as last night when they wanted to trade up to get Jalen Ramsey. The Ravens defense does have a need at Jack’s position, yet it is still a risk. Jack is coming off a major injury and could still have a shortened career.
Plus the Ravens clearly have other options. The Ravens need a pass rusher and you know how I feel about Noah Spence. I am also a big Mackensie Alexander fan and the Ravens need a cornerback. It’s hard to imagine that the Ravens would draft a receiver with the 36th overall pick, but Michael Thomas is an option worth looking at.
The Ravens biggest problem last year, besides the mirror they must have broken in the Castle, was their lack of depth. Trading away draft picks for a sure thing like Jalen Ramsey, I would have totally been on board for. Trading away picks for Jack, when Jack’s still got injury concerns would require some selling.
Jack may be my favorite player in this draft. He is a linebacker, which is my favorite position on the field. He is emotional and highly driven and he is incredibly fun to watch. I want him wearing purple, whether it is the wisest decision or not. But trading up could prove to costly if Jack doesn’t work out.
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I say the Ravens have four great options tonight. Jack is one of them. Spence, Alexander and Reggie Ragland are the other three choices. If the Ravens sit put it is very likely that the Ravens get one of these players.