NFL Rumors: San Francisco 49ers Drafting Myles Jack

NFL rumors are swirling around Myles Jack. As one of the most versatile football players coming out of the college ranks, he is generating some serious attention around the league. A lot of people in the National Football League believe that he can be an impact player. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the teams that are looking into the former UCLA Bruins star. According to NFL, Jack is visiting with the franchise for an evaluation.

Myles Jack has visited with several NFL teams that want him to join their roster. The Baltimore Ravens would love to find themselves another Ray Lewis, an inside linebacker that was the anchor to their dominating defense for years. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has a defensive background, and he would love to have someone like Jack as the centerpiece of a Seattle Seahawks-inspired defense. Myles would allow Quinn to experiment with his scheme.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman
Navorro Bowman [Photo by Thearon W Henderson/Getty Images]
The San Francisco 49ers once had a dominating defense, and they would love to return to those heydays. Myles Jack seems like someone that can help them get there sooner rather than later. Patrick Willis left big shoes behind when he decided to retire from the NFL due to concerns about his health. Long known as an ambitious person, Jack would love the challenge of being able to replace Willis, who most certainly will get considerations for the hall of fame some day.

With Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman manning the defense, the San Francisco 49ers were able to dominate opponents. They also made it easier for their offense. Niners starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick was able to make an easy transition to the NFL because he didn’t need to play catch up. The defense had things locked down. Kaepernick didn’t need to worry too much about making mistakes.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis
Patrick Willis [Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images]
Sitting at the seventh overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have a very good chance at acquiring the services of Myles Jack. While a lot of teams are said to be interested in the 20-year-old linebacker, many are also concerned about his health. Jack tore his ACL in college, which prematurely ended his career with the UCLA Bruins. Some are under the belief that he is not yet at 100 percent strength.

While most teams are concerned about injuries, the San Francisco 49ers are especially worried about that. They saw what happened to their defense when Navorro Bowman went down with an ACL injury of his own. Having two injury-prone inside linebackers will keep new defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil up at night. The Niners have already witnessed Chris Borland walking away from the game at a young age because he was concerned about his long term health.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland
Chris Borland [Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images]
Though he’s worried about his health, Jim O’Neil has to be drooling at the prospect of adding someone as versatile as Myles Jack. He can line up at any of the four linebacker positions for the San Francisco 49ers. Jack can also be on the field during passing downs because he has superior pass coverage skills. Myles can also play safety, as evident by the fact that the San Diego Chargers are considering him as a replacement for Eric Weddle.

When you are coming off of a serious ACL injury, and NFL teams still consider you to be a top 10 talent, then that means you are seriously considered a game changer. Myles Jack might be one of those rare generational players that we only see once in a while. The National Football League is always looking for stars because they draw in fans. Jack might be that guy.

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