Hoge’s Bears Big Board: No. 2 LB Myles Jack

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UCLA linebacker Myles Jack intercepts a pass to seal a 24-23 victory over BYU in the fourth quarter Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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LB Myles Jack, UCLA
Age: 20
Height: 6-1
Weight: 245

College Career: Arrived at UCLA in 2013 and played on both sides of the ball, earning conference rookie of the year awards on offense (running back) and defense. He started every game until he suffered a torn meniscus last fall. At that point he left UCLA and started preparing for the draft.

Strengths: Versatile athlete who can be used all over the field. Covers like a defensive back, but can rush the quarterback as well. Chases sideline-to-sideline and rarely misses tackles.

Weaknesses: Coming off a torn meniscus, but should be able to play in 2016. Tends to get stuck on blocks. Needs to go around you, instead of through you.

Bears Outlook: There have been conflicting reports on Jack’s knee, but ultimately, it’s a torn meniscus — not a huge deal. If anything, the knee injury could work to the Bears’ benefit if it pushes Jack out of the top 10. Some want to pigeonhole Jack into the 4-3 WILL spot (and he would be great there), but I’d love to see what Vic Fangio could do with Jack’s versatility in the Bears’ 3-4 defense.

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Adam Hoge covers the Chicago Bears for WGN Radio and WGNRadio.com. He also co-hosts The Beat, weekends on 720 WGN. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamHoge.

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