Jack was the second overall player on NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah's big board and would have likely be a top-five pick if not for a knee injury that could eventually require surgery.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jack was long the player the Jaguars expected to take with the No. 5 overall pick. But he slid in the draft because of medical reports on his surgically repaired right knee. Jack admitted this week he may one day need microfracture surgery.
If Jack is healthy enough to play through his rookie deal, the Jaguars may have just drafted the best two defensive players in the entire draft along with No. 5 overall pick, cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Jack is the prototype new linebacker. He can pursue running backs with incredible quickness and cover receivers in the slot. Jack can play inside linebacker, outside linebacker, and even put his hand in the ground. Along with Telvin Smith, the Jaguars have the makings of a versatile linebacker group.