I return to the RSP Film Room to take a look at UCLA LB Myles Jack.
Bully Football. It’s the term I use for physical players who take the action to their opponents. When friend Ryan Riddle saw Myles Jack in the Rose Bowl last month, he commented that he thought Jack looked small. Beyond a game-sealing interception, Jack didn’t come up big in the box score against BYU, either. But Jack sees a lot of time as a coverage ‘backer against some schemes and this was the case in the game Riddle and I saw.
Known for his coverage skill, there will be questions about Jack’s 6’0″, 230 lb. frame holding up in the NFL. It’s why I suggested we watch Jack against Virginia’s more traditional, pro style sets. From the Will and Mike roles, Jack displayed that those questions should be met with a finger to the lips.
When asked to play in those roles, Jack plays bully football against big men and wins. Watch the 45-minute episode below and you’ll see what we noted:
- Technically sound striking.
- Understanding how to pick a side.
- Skill at crossing the face of linemen as a run gap blitzer.
- A smart balance of remaining gap disciplined and showing aggression.
- Explosive strength.
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