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Prospect Profile: Myles Jack

Take a look at UCLA's Myles Jack on the field, who has been argued as one of the drafts best defensive prospects.

In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th.

We continue the series with a scouting report of UCLA OLB Myles Jack.

Name: Myles JackSchool: UCLAHeight: 6-1Weight: 245 poundsPosition: OLBNFL Network Pro Comparison: NaVorro Bowman

Myles Jack truly lives up to his name as a jack of all trades.

While formally listed as an outside linebacker, Jack is capable of playing running back, inside linebacker, safety and nickel cornerback.

Even though teams may vary in how they would use the versatile defender, they universally agree he is one of the most talented prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jack started 29 games over three seasons at UCLA, and is primed to be a high selection despite his junior campaign cut short after just three games due to a knee injury. He started his career off with a bang, earning both Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2013.  Jack ran for seven touchdowns as a running back, while on defense totaled 75 tackles (second most for a freshman in UCLA history), 11 passes defensed (team-high) and two interceptions.  He started all 13 games at linebacker in 2014 while seeing less time at running back, finishing second on the team with 88 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and seven passes defensed.

The 6-1, 245-pounder may be the most athletically gifted player available in this year's draft.  Fluid in his movements with explosive speed, scouts refer to him as a twitchy prospect with tremendous range against the run and a rare ability to stay stride for stride with running backs, tight ends and wide receivers in coverage.

Jack has been limited in predraft workouts as he recovers from his knee injury.  However, at just 20 years old, he may only be scratching the surface of his vast potential. As a result, Jack is a safe bet to be one of the first names off the board come April 28.

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