The Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled this season, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but one player who has stood out is linebacker Myles Jack. Jack has had a great season so far, after moving from middle linebacker to the weak-side spot this year, and it has been noticed.
The move to the WILL position has been a successful one for Jack, as many predicted it would be. The fifth-year veteran, and one of the captains for the Jaguars, has recorded 52 combined tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and three passes defended. He has also two quarterback hits and three pressures. Those numbers come in just six games, as Jack has missed two games due to injury, and he has played a total of 362 snaps so far this season.
Jack also been solid in pass coverage. According to Pro Football Reference, he has allowed 14 catches on 22 targets for just 90 yards, with the aforementioned interception. Jack allows just 6.4 yards per completion and 4.1 yards per target, while opposing quarterback have a combined rating of just 53.2 when targeting him.
Pro Football Focus grades Jack out at 89.8 on defense overall, which is considered to be just about an “elite” level of play. He also has a rush defense grade of 86.5, a pass coverage grade of 82.8 and a pass rush grade of 69.4. Jack is actually the highest graded linebacker overall in the NFL so far this season, with a higher grade than Warner, who was chosen over Jack for first-team midseason All-Pro honors, although Warner has a higher coverage grade.