I feel for the kid, I really do. It was almost sad watching him dunk this basketball to "prove" that his knee is 100% healthy. I actually feel more skeptical of his long term health after seeing this video because - all things considered - that wasn't too damn impressive. Was that his last ditch attempt to get scouts to believe in him physically? If so I would feel no more comfortable taking Myles Jack in the second round than I did 5 minutes ago.
It's really pretty depressing. Myles Jack easily had the skills to have walked on stage and shook the commissioner's hand within the first hour of the draft, and he's out the next day desperately trying to think of a way to showcase his strength in a body part that could be compromised by one unforeseen hit. Obviously he is a superior athlete and jumping up uncontested to slam a ball in a hoop isn't a measure of how well he will hold up with a vulnerable knee in the most violent of contact sports, but what the hell else is he supposed to do? He must feel so hopeless right now. A Top 5 talent that fell clear out of the first round over something that he has absolutely no control over? It's not like he's Laremy Tunsil who just apologized in hopes of slowing his descent down draft boards. Myles Jack literally can't do anything but sit there, wait for an opportunity, and maybe throw the occasional video of him doing something athletic up on social media. He lost out on millions upon millions of dollars because of a hypothetical surgery he might have to undergo in his future. Now, I don't think that these NFL teams are making a mistake. First round picks are far too valuable to waste on injury prone players that play a position as physically taxing as linebacker. That said, it's almost impossible not to pity this kid's position while watching one of the most gifted football prospects on the planet make a relatively run-of-the-mill basketball play to prove his worth.