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Chatter intensifies of a Myles Jack slide

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PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins reacts after a UCLA interception on a fake punt against the USC Trojans at Rose Bowl on November 28, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The first (and only) PFT simulated draft pegs linebacker Myles Jack to the Browns with the eighth overall pick. As the draft approaches, that’s looking like the absolute best-case scenario for the former UCLA product.

As mentioned earlier in the evening, the Giants have removed Jack from their draft board. Thus, if he gets to No. 10, he’ll get past No. 10.

Earlier this week, there was buzz that the Dolphins were cautiously optimistic Jack will fall to them at No. 13. If accurate, that could be his floor. If not accurate, who knows where his floor may be?

The coach/G.M. that takes Jack will have to be very secure in their status, and in no hurry to get Jack onto the field. The challenge becomes rolling the dice on Jack at the expense of an opportunity to take another quality player with that pick.

Putting it another way, the question a team needs to ask is whether it would trade the pick to another team for Myles Jack? If enough teams think of it that way -- and if enough teams prefer to de facto trade that pick for a player with less risk, who knows what will happen?

It’s one of the many unsettled questions on a Thursday night that figures to have plenty of them.