Current Position: LB
Proposed Position: RB
Why He Should Make the Switch
The Bruins found a game-changer on defense in freshman linebacker Myles Jack.
In 13 games last season, the Bellevue, Wash. native recorded 76 tackles (7.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, blocked one kick and intercepted two passes. He also returned one interception back for a touchdown.
But more impressively, Jack also starred at running back, rushing for 267 yards and seven touchdowns on 38 carries.
For his efforts, Jack won the awards for both the Pac-12 Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year.
The move to running back was largely due to the fact that UCLA starter Jordon James missed significant time due to injury. He missed six games last year.
James will likely get first shot at the starting spot in 2014. However, given his performance in relief, Jack at least deserves an opportunity to compete with James.
More time at running back—along with his defensive duties—could be just what Jack needs to jumpstart his 2014 Heisman Trophy candidacy.
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