Could Denver Broncos trade up for Myles Jack?
2016 NFL Draft: Myles Jack is falling in the first round, could the Denver Broncos and John Elway call about a move up?
The Denver Broncos are sitting at the 31st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and UCLA star linebacker Myles Jack is falling down the draft boards, past the Oakland Raiders at the 14th overall selection.
Entering the 2nd half of picks in the 1st round, could John Elway and the Broncos come calling about arguably the draft’s best defensive player and perhaps the best football player overall? The major questions surrounding Jack are not his football ability, but the health of his knee.
Phenomenal talent on the field, but a possible major risk with his injury.
The Broncos’ top need defensively is probably at defensive end, but with the loss of Danny Trevathan, it would also be at the linebacker position. Jack would certainly fit the bill.
Here’s a blurb from the folks at NFL Mocks on Myles Jack and what he brings to the table:
“Athleticism and versatility jump out right away. He has good snap anticipation and burst as a pass rusher but can also drop into coverage with smooth fluidity. No hesitation in his movement. He’s aggressive in attacking the line of scrimmage in run support and also on wide receiver screens. Times his blitzes really well, knifing into the backfield at just the right moment to have chances at stopping plays for losses. Can do almost anything asked of him on the field.”
We’ll see what the Broncos wind up doing in the first round here, but the further Jack falls, the more intriguing this possible trade becomes.