The Jaguars have acquired the 36th pick from the Ravens in exchange for Nos. 38 and 146, reports John Oehser of Jaguars.com (Twitter link). Jacksonville will select UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with the pick, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald (Twitter link).
Jack was expected to go early in the first round, perhaps as high as No. 5 to the Jags, but concerns over his knee led to his stock dropping. Jack suffered a torn meniscus early last season and subsequently underwent surgery. There were questions as to whether Jack would need microfracture surgery at some point, but renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews told him today that he does not require the procedure, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Jack will now become the most talented member of a Jags linebacker corps that features Paul Posluszny, Dan Skuta and Telvin Smith. He’s the latest big-time pickup for a defense that added first-round cornerback Jalen Ramsey on Thursday and nabbed accomplished free agents in Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson and Prince Amukamara earlier this offseason.