Two of the more intriguing storylines heading into the NFL draft were where exactly linebackers Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack would be drafted.
Both players were rated highly during the pre-draft process, but both were also sliding down draft boards due to injury concerns. Smith sustained an injury during Notre Dame’s bowl game, while Jack missed all of last season while rehabbing from a torn meniscus.
Smith and Jack were both selected during the second round Friday night, with Smith going to the Dallas Cowboys, and the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting Jack.
The news of both players being drafted was welcomed by many, and met with positive reaction on Twitter.
Glad to see Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack get off of the board early today! Two of the best in the entire of draft!— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) April 29, 2016
The NFL draft will continue Saturday with rounds four through seven.