The Philadelphia Eagles need to draft Myles Jack

Myles Jack is one of the best prospects in this year’s draft class and the Philadelphia Eagles need to draft him if he’s still on the board.

The Philadelphia Eagles must find a way to draft Myles Jack.

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack must be one of the players under consideration by the Eagles front office. Most mock drafts have the Eagles taking running back Ezekiel Elliott, with Jack going prior to the Eagles pick at 8. However, if there’s a way in which Howie Roseman can make Jack the selection, it must be done.

The Eagles are looking for an identity as a franchise. Lineman Fletcher Cox is almost certainly the best player on the team, but Jack could become the face and heartbeat of the defense. I was a huge advocate of the Eagles drafting Luke Kuechly a few seasons ago. Jack is the same caliber of player. Adding a player of Myles Jack’s quality will instantly give the Eagles a defensive identity.

Other positions, such as running back, can be targeted later in the draft. Currently, the Eagles have Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, so the running back issue is not a huge priority. It may even be prudent to wait until 2017, when a raft of prospects look set to enter the league at the position. The re-signing of Nolan Carroll makes the cornerback position a less likely target as well, whilst having Sam Bradford under contract as QB for two years probably takes the Eagles out of the market for a first round quarterback.

Losing DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso gives the Eagles a couple of starting slots at linebacker. Myles Jack’s ability and personality could be a perfect fit for coordinator Jim Schwartz’s defense and would give the Eagles a ready made star in the heart of their defense.

Find a way to do the deal, Howie.