Myles Jack hopes to 'erase' any concerns about health at pro day

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack said he feels 100 percent healthy and expects to be fully cleared on March 11 in advance of his March 15 pro day.

Jack, a likely first-round pick, suffered a season-ending torn meniscus in practice in September.

"I don't have any issues, any character flaws, I haven't done anything bad," Jack said. "Really, the medical question is the only question people have. I feel like I can erase all that in my pro day.

"That would be a mistake if they slept on me."

Jack said he was cleared to run on Feb. 22 and hopes to run a 40-yard dash as part of his pro day.

He spent more than seven hours Friday being examined by team medical personnel who wanted to see how his knee was healing. Jack had X-rays on Thursday and an MRI on Friday morning. Doctors poked and twisted his knee, trying to see what might cause it pain.

"I went to a whole wave of pulling and prodding and questions," Jack said. "Trust me, they swept through every question and everything you could do with a meniscus. They did their job today."

Despite having played in only three games his junior year, Jack announced in October that he would forgo his senior season at UCLA and declare for the NFL draft.

It followed a sophomore year in which he started 13 games at linebacker and was named second-team all-conference. Jack started 11 games at linebacker and one at running back as a freshman and was named Pac-12 offensive and defensive freshman of the year by the conference's coaches.

"It wasn't an easy decision," Jack said of leaving school early. "It definitely took me time. It was something I slept on a couple nights. For a week or so. I decided being behind in school, being behind physically, I felt like it was the best option for me was to kind of pull out of school and get myself right."

Jack will begin meeting with teams on Friday night and said he hopes to tell them they have nothing to fear about his health, before he gets to prove it in March.

Said Jack: "If they feel like there's a red flag or anything, that's my job to go out there and get rid of it."