Cleveland Browns: 2016 mock draft version 3.0
Round 1 (Pick No. 2): Myles Jack, Outside Linebacker, UCLA
The signing of Robert Griffin III opens the door for the Browns to select the best available player with the second overall selection. While adding additional quarterback talent should be a priority the Browns must add the best talent they can instead of reaching for a quarterback. What Myles Jack offers the Browns is rare. Jack is an every down linebacker that can make plays sideline to sideline. Jack is the type of plug and play linebacker that would be the centerpiece in transforming the defense. CBS draft expert Dane Brugler compares Jack to 49ers pro bowl linebacker Navarro Bowman, “When healthy, Bowman is one of the most talented and versatile linebackers in the NFL and Jack has that type of potential if his knee comes back strong post-surgery.”
Jack is an athletic specimen who uses his elite instincts to play strong against the run and pass. “While UCLA asked Jack to do a little bit of everything, an NFL team is more likely to simplify his tasks and set him into attack mode to maximize his outstanding physical traits. “However, the only downfall on Jack is his knee injury. Last September, Jack tore his meniscus forcing him to miss a majority of the 2015 season. If doctors give teams the okay Jack is every bit worth a top 5 draft selection.
Despite quarterback still being a need, Jack is the complete package to become a defensive star and the Browns can’t afford to pass on a sure-fire star player.
Next: Round 2