UCLA linebacker Myles Jack said he would understand if his knee issues give teams concerns about selecting him in Thursday’s NFL draft, reports the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch.
“I would understand if I fell,” Jack said. “This is a talented draft class, so if I was to fall, I wouldn’t take it personally.”
Jack has a degenerative meniscus issue in his right knee that is likely to require microfracture surgery.
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“[The degenerative problems are] there, but it’s nothing extreme,” he told reporters Wednesday at an NFL draft event. “Down the line, possibly I could have microfracture surgery — potentially. Who knows what will happen?
“Nobody knows how long anybody is going to play in this league. To play three years in this league would be above average.”
Jack’s final season at UCLA came to an end in September, when a torn meniscus sidelined him for the remainder of the 2015 campaign after just three games.